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Poor food habits in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   THis is Dr.
User :   this is in regards to my son
User :   he dont like eating green vegetables and other vegetable
Doctor :   Ok, please go ahead...
Doctor :   How old is he?
User :   but he like to eat chapatis with XXXX jam
User :   everyday he eats 4-5 chapatis with jam
Doctor :   How many times he eat? What does the breakfast , lunch, dinner consists of?
User :   he eats jam with chapati in lunch as well in his dinner
Doctor :   How old is he?
User :   he take corn flakes with with in his morning and afternoon berak fast
User :   5 and half
Doctor :   How old is he?
User :   i would like to know eating jam with chapati can have any problem to his health
User :   5 and half
Doctor :   ok
User :   is eating XXXXX mixed fruit jam is good for health or not
User :   r u there
Doctor :   Chapathi is Carbohydrate, and Jam is Carbohydrate. And Carbohydrates gives energy. But When the body is building it needs protein and vitamins and minerals, and even fats
User :   ok
Doctor :   So the child who eats Only carbohydrate may gain weight because of excess carbohydrate
Doctor :   Ideal diet for children should be prepared by parents
User :   gaining weight is not a big challange because although he is under weight
Doctor :   It is very difficult for u to stop eating Jam
User :   he is 16 kg
Doctor :   But if he eats only Jam +chapati it is not good
Doctor :   He can eat but he should other things also
User :   no he is not eating only jam+chapati
Doctor :   Give one any kind of fruit in AM
User :   he also drink fruit juice once in a day
User :   my concern was that eating jam should not harm him
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   it is not a problem as long as he is eating and drinking other things
User :   ok
User :   so there is no harm if he is eating jam on daily basis along with other thing
Doctor :   Include Milk, 2 portions of fruits in day
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   No HARM
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ALso Include VEgetables min 2 times
User :   i will
User :   thanks for all ur guidance
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting us
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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