Guiding about 20000 children on healthy growth and Nutrition
She is the Founder of Progrowth. Progrowth is an award-winning child awareness program in the health Care Segment established in 2017 – 2018.
The theme for National Nutrition Week is “Feeding Smart Right From The Start” and your startup also focuses on the nutritional requirements of school children. Tell us something about Progrowth.
Progrowth is a vertical that solely takes care of the nutritional needs & immunity assessment of a child. Progrowth developed its own software after considerable data at hand and assessing every child’s physical growth & nutritional intake benchmarking it against the ideal one as per their age.
The Main Objective to launch Progrowth is to provide the nutritional needs of your child & make the Parents aware of the role nutrition plays in the overall development & wellbeing. We at Progrowth do webinars at Different schools to make Parents aware of the Right Nutrition, the right amount of food the child needs in order to make them fit & healthy.
Since your specialization is in Child Nutrition, what are the main sources of nutrition essential for a child before puberty and after attaining puberty?
Pre-teens & teenagers need a healthy variety of diets during Puberty in order to meet their physiological changes. Having a variety of healthy food from whole grains, pulses, dairy products, meat & fish, fruits and vegetables, nuts & seeds & healthy fats are the main sources. In short, they need to consume a balanced meal from all five groups for optimum nutrition. Proteins & Calcium play a very important role in terms of muscle & bone development which are lacking in most of the teens as per the analysis on considerable data covered by our team Progrowth.
Omega 3 rich foods mostly from nuts, seeds, salmon, etc are a must for cognitive development. Requirements of iron-rich from vegetable & animal sources. Girls’ requirements are higher during the menstrual phase. Hence to cover all the nutritional needs they need to have a variety of healthy food from all five groups. Keep this in mind we launched Progrowth software which eases the task of Parents in providing balanced meals for their children.
How does the diet of a teenager impact their mental health?
Lack of proper Nutrition & more into Junk food can have a huge impact on cognitive health in terms of Poor Concentration & memorization. Other signs are anxiety, low mood, irritable behavior & poor concentration in terms of studies which is one of the main worries of a parent. Hence having five meals a day including Breakfast, mid-morning, lunch, mid-evening & Early Dinner with proper hydration & 8 hours of sleep is a must.