DIETARY Guidelines

1.

A nutritionally adequate diet should be consumed through a wise choice from a variety of foods.

2.

Additional food and extra care are required during pregnancy and lactation.

3.

Exclusive breast feeding should be practised for 4-6 months. Breast feeding can be continued up to two years.

4.

Food supplements should be introduced to infants by 4-6 months.

5.

Adequate and appropriate diet should be taken by children and adolescents, both in health and disease.

6.

Green leafy vegetables, other vegetables and fruits should be used in plenty.

7.

Cooking oils and animal foods should be used in moderation, and vanaspatilghee/butter should be used only sparingly.

8.

Over- eating should be avoided to prevent over-weight and obesity. Proper physical activity is essential to maintain desirable body weight.

9.

Salt should be used in moderation.

10.

Foods consumed should be safe and clean.

11.

Healthy and positive food concepts and cooking practices should be adopted.

12.

Water should be taken in adequate amounts and beverages should be

13.

Processed and ready to eat foods should be used judiciously. Sugar should be used sparingly.

14.

The elderly should eat a nutrient rich diet to keep fit and active.
TIPS FOR GOOD HEALTH
  Exercise regularly
  Avoid smoking, chewing of tobacco and consumption of alcohol.
  Check regularly for blood glucose, lipids and blood pressure after the age of 30 years.
  Avoid self medication.
  Practice stress management techniques (Yoga and Medication).
  Immunize children and pregnant women.
   
 
NUTRITIVE VALUE OF SOME COMMON INDIAN FOODS
(All the values are per 100g of edible portion)
   
   
 
 

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