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Nutrition is very important for a healthy development of the baby.  
 

   The baby should have a diet, which is substantial as well as rich in food value. Following is a chart indicating the resources of various elements necessary for growth and development.
 
Cereals and Pulses:
  • Carbohydrate - Wheat, rice, maize, jowar, ragi, pulses.
  • Protein - Pulses, nuts.
  • Fat - Oil seeds, nuts.
  • Vitamin and minerals - Rice, wheat, ragi, bajra, maize, pulses.
Vegetables and fruits:
  • Carbohydrate - Banana, plantain, breadfruit, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tapioca.
  • Protein - Peas, beans, soybeans, groundnuts, dark green leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin and minerals - Spinach, drumstick leaves, amaranth carrots, tomatoes, yellow  pumpkin, papaya, amla, orange, mango, lemon.
Animal Products and other Resources
  • Carbohydrate - Milk and milk products, meat, sugar canes and sugar.
  • Protein - Milk and milk products, eggs, meat, fish.
  • Fat - Oil, milk, cheese, butter, ghee, eggs, meat.
  • Vitamin and minerals - Milk and milk products, meat, eggs.
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