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Kids Health

Child health is a state of physical, mental, intellectual, social and emotional wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  Healthy children live in families, environments, and communities that provide them with the opportunity to reach their fullest developmental potential. This can be achieved by urging them to adopt a good lifestyle, eating healthy food and bringing all round development in them.

Health and Child development-

Ideal health cannot be attained by children on their own. Children need a supportive environment from the adults in their family and community if they are to learn and grow successfully. The health and happiness of the unborn child are significantly influenced by the mother's state of health, actions, and environment before and even during pregnancy. To ensure the best outcomes for children, it is crucial to improve the mother's health and wellness.

Children's health is the foundation of adult health and wellbeing. The foundation for a healthy adulthood is laid when a child's health is well-cared for and is shielded from physical and mental harm.

The health of Indian children must be safeguarded and improved, according to Project Global Cure. Physical, mental, and emotional well-being of a child

Routine medical exams are another essential component for a child's growth. First of all, children's bodies and minds both benefit from a healthy, balanced diet. Because the brain absorbs nutrients from our meals just like the body does, super foods can help kids develop their mental faculties. The growth of a child's brain, memory, and focus can be improved with the correct nutrients.

Kids healthy food and snacks-

  • Salmon and other fatty fish are good sources of the omega-3 fatty acids needed for healthy brain development. Children's mental abilities can be improved if they consume enough of these fatty acids.
  • Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, and the yolks include choline, a vitamin that is crucial for the formation of memories. 
  • Peanut butter is good for kids because it contains vitamin E, an antioxidant that safeguards neuron membranes. Additionally, it is healthy for the brain and gives kids greater energy.
  • Whole grains, like bread and cereals, provide the brain with the glucose it needs for energy. Furthermore, whole grains include vitamin B, which is good for the nervous system.
  • The brain is fueled by oats and oatmeal, which are great providers of energy. They are also a great source of zinc, vitamin B complex, and E, all of which support children's developing brains.
  • Berries are high in vitamin C and other antioxidants, which can assist with memory. Berries' seeds also provide omega-3 fatty acids, which support brain function.
  • Beans are good for your heart. They can maintain high levels of energy. Since they contain energy from protein, complex carbs, fiber, and vitamins and minerals, they are also suitable for brain development and operation.
  • Green, green, and colorful veggies are a great source of antioxidants that support the health of the brain's cells. Vegetables include tomatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, and spinach in a child's diet.
  • Dairy is necessary for the synthesis of brain enzymes, neurotransmitters, and brain tissue. These nutrients are abundant in dairy derivatives. A great source of protein and carbs for the brain is low-fat milk or yogurt. Dairy is a fantastic source of vitamin D, which children require in higher concentrations.
  • Lean beef or meat substitutes are great providers of iron, which keeps kids' focus and energy levels high. In addition, beef has a lot of zinc, which supports memory. Children who are vegetarians can receive their iron from soy burgers and black beans. 


Child Health Issues

The likelihood of a kid surviving varies greatly across India, with low- and middle-income households being disproportionately impacted.

Malnutrition, respiratory infections, and neonatal disorders are the main reasons why children die.

In India, common child health issues include:

  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Colds
  • Impetigo, lice, and worms
  • Gastro, hand, foot, mouth diseases


You can address minor health problems at home. However, it is advised to contact the healthcare practitioner if it worsens.

One of the most socially acceptable ways to stop the transmission of infection is by washing your hands.

Through immunization, sufficient care, access to medical services, and improved nutrition, many child fatalities can be prevented.


However, many of the measures that could save lives are out of the reach of India's poorest citizens.


One of the many concerns pertaining to children's health is survival. The development, growth, and health of children are interconnected, and violence against these helpless children is another pervasive problem.

PGC Response

Children are born in the millions each year. PGC takes on the factors that contribute to infant and under-five mortality as well as fully integrating therapies that improve child survival. We can't discuss child survival in isolation when it comes to the mother's health, which is also influenced by her happiness and adolescent growth. Care must be prioritized at critical life stages if we want to increase child survival. A different approach makes sure that critical services are offered at home by utilizing community outreach and healthcare organizations.

 Fact Check:

  • More than 40% of children are malnourished in India. Healthcare provision is poor in rural areas.
  • Millions of children face the problem of malnutrition, sanitation, safe drinking water, shelter, quality education, and information because of poverty in India.
  • In 2018, Madhya Pradesh, with 52 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, recorded the highest rural infant mortality rate in India.
  • The Global Hunger Index of 2020, calculated based on total undernourishment of the population, child stunting, wasting, and child mortality, placed India at the 94th spot among 107 countries.
  • On the brighter side, according to the information from the fifth round of NFHS (2019-2021), only 9 showed a decline in the number of stunted children, 10 in wasted children, & 6 in underweight children. This was surveyed from the 22 states surveyed in India.


PGC Resolution

Committing to implementing a strategy for children and infants' health and nutrition.