Tuesday, September 26

WHO: Children above 10 years need 400 grams of fruits and vegetables

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently released new guidelines on fat and carbohydrate intake, with a particular focus on children’s nutrition. These guidelines aim to address the growing concern of obesity among children.
According to the WHO, it is recommended that children aged 2 to 5 years consume at least 250 grams of vegetables and fruits daily. For children aged 6 to 9 years, the recommended intake increases to 350 grams, and for children aged 10 years and older, it is advised to consume at least 400 grams of vegetables and fruits daily. Including a variety of vegetables and fruits in their diet ensures that children receive essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber necessary for their growth and development.
In addition to the recommended intake of vegetables and fruits, the WHO also emphasizes the importance of consuming an adequate amount of dietary fiber. Children aged 2 to 5 years should consume at least 15 grams of fiber daily, while children aged 6 to 9 years should aim for 21 grams. For children aged 10 years and older, the recommended daily intake of fiber is also 21 grams. Dietary fiber plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy digestive system, preventing constipation, and promoting overall well-being.

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