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10 Super-Foods to Include in Your Child’s Diet


Proper nutrition is vitally important for the development of children’s minds and bodies. The only question that occupies your mind as a parent is whether your child is eating healthy or not. It would be really hard if you set out to select food that can fulfill your child’s protein or vitamin needs.

So, if you are concerned with feeding your child the best nutrition, then consider introducing him/her to the following “Super-Foods”. These have been tagged as Super-Foods because they are rich in nutrients that have extensive health benefits. You can make these foods a part of your child’s diet to ensure that he/she gets the right nutrition:

  1. Oats

Oats are high in protein and rich in fiber content. They keep your stomach full for longer and aid the body in getting rid of bad cholesterol.

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  1. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins B, C and E along with potassium, calcium and iron. They even contain complex carbohydrates and fiber, all of which aid in proper digestion.

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  1. Yogurt

It is rich in calcium and protein, which helps in building strong bones and teeth.

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  1. Green Vegetables & Cruciferous Vegetables

All the green vegetables are rich sources of folic acid and zinc along with other vitamin types. They help in boosting immunity in kids. Cruciferous Vegetables include cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, red cabbage. They are high in vitamin C and soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients.

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  1. Whole Grains

Don’t limit your child’s diet to regular flours like that of wheat or jowar. Let your child get the benefits of multi-grains too as they are packed with fiber and protein.

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  1. Berries

Blueberries, strawberries, mulberries and all the different types of berries are rich sources of fiber and various other nutrients.

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  1. Eggs

Eggs are the storehouse of various vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients. Egg whites are filled with protein and the yolk has healthy fats. They are also high in vitamin B12 and folate.

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  1. Nuts & Almonds

Nuts like pistachios, cashew nuts, walnuts, raisins, dates, etc. are rich sources of protein, fats and many vital nutrients needed for a sound development of your child. Almonds are high in vitamin E and magnesium and are also rich in healthy fats and antioxidants.

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  1. Milk

Protein and calcium in dairy products provide fuel for the brain and body. Protein helps in building brain tissue and the calcium keeps your child’s bones and teeth strong.

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  1. Fresh Fruits

Fruits are high in the fiber content and also provide the essential vitamins and minerals to your child.

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Meenal Arora
Meenal Arora
Mrs. Meenal Arora is the Executive Director of SHEMROCK Preschools & Founder Director of SHEMFORD Futuristic Schools – one of India’s leading education groups, which manages over 425 Senior Schools & Preschools across India and Abroad. As Head of the school curricular division, Mrs. Arora’s responsibilities extend to designing, innovating and developing educational systems. An enthusiastic writer as well, she has been consistently providing articles on parenting and many more topics related to children, which are regularly published in some of the leading newspapers and monthly magazines like Responsible Parenting, Parent’s India, Curriculum, Child, Grehlakshmi, Grehshobha, Bindiya etc. She is also on the advisory panel of Parent’s India Magazine - one of the country’s leading magazine.

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