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Suggest Diet To Manage Growth In A Child

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: Good Afternoon Doctor. I have two sons one is 12year old and the other is 10year old. They are 30 and 23,kgs of weight. They eat very less and feel hungry. They like fast food and they eat junk food. Please suggest good remedies. Younger one goes for Badminton coaching and coach says he has to. Eat well to become strong. He plays well too.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You need to cut down on the fast food which are not nutritious

Detailed Answer:
Hi... You need to cut down on the fast food and junk food which are not nutritious when compared to the regular stipulated diet.

If you do this then, as they are hungry...the regular food intake will automatically increase.

Please tell me their exact current height and weight and dates of birth.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (24 minutes later)
Thank you for getting back so fast.. My elder son height 149cms and younger one is 133cms. Let me know incase of any other information required
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Please mention their exact dates of birth and current weights too

Detailed Answer:
Hi....I had asked for their current weights and exact dates of birth too.

Please get back to me with the above required information sir.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (17 minutes later)
Elder son 18march 2004, weight 30kgs and younger son 26 Nov 2006 weight 23kgs
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on weight and height and food habits

Detailed Answer:
Hi....

I have the calculated the height and weight and BMI based on the dates of birth for both your kids. I have plotted their heights and weights on the growth charts too.

Their BMIs are 13.5Kg/m.square and 13 Kg/m.square respectively.

Both their weights are less than 5th percentile when compared to their ages.

Both their heights are appropriate. The height of the elder one is between 25th to 50th percentile and the height of the younger one is between 15th to 25th percentile.

Coming to the concept of percentiles when compared to the growth of the kids, any percentile between 5th to 95th percentile is normal. But when height is normal in percentiles and only weight is faltering - it means that it is only food intake related and nothing serious is going on.

Suggestions on healthy food habits -

1. Compared to home-cooked food, junk food is higher in fat, salt, sugar, low in fibre, nutrients, such as calcium and iron.

2. Avoid sugary drinks, soft drinks and energy drinks. Carbonated drinks acidic and negatively affect bone and dental health.

3. Drink at least 3 liters of water per day.

4. Eat breakfast every day - it will make the junk food snacking less likely less. Any normal south XXXXXXX break fast is an excellent choice.

5. You say that both your kids feel hunger and are good at sports and eat well. But still they are lean means that the food they are consuming is less in quality and nutritious value. So I suggest that you cut down on their junk food intake and automatically their normal food intake increases and as with their weight.

Hope this helps. If you need any future medical consultation and suggestions, I will be glad to help. You can approach me at the following link.
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Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Suggest Diet To Manage Growth In A Child

Brief Answer: You need to cut down on the fast food which are not nutritious Detailed Answer: Hi... You need to cut down on the fast food and junk food which are not nutritious when compared to the regular stipulated diet. If you do this then, as they are hungry...the regular food intake will automatically increase. Please tell me their exact current height and weight and dates of birth. Regards - Dr. Sumanth