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Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.
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Q. How do I now if my nutrition is correct? I guess it's not... and Id like to fix it but dont really know what should I change...

A. Read more about the recommended nutrition, and learn how to analyze yours here (, and if you have further concerns, you may want to consult a professional (e.g. dietitian). In general, nutrition should include about 30-35 calories per kg per day.

Eat a healthy diet with a lot of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains and a limited amount of red meat. Get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. More is even better. Tips for achieving this goal include: Make fruits and vegetables part of every meal. Frozen or canned can be used when fresh isn't convenient. Put fruit on your cereal. Eat vegetables as snacks. Have a bowl of fruit out all the time for kids to take snacks from.

Cut down on bad fats (trans fatty acids and saturated fats) and consume good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat like olive oil and canola oil). Tips for achieving this goal include: Choose chicken, fish, or beans instead of red meat and ch

Q. Will it be good and what is its nutritional value? I wish to take oats as my breakfast with milk or juice. Will it be good and what is its nutritional value?

A. It is undoubtedly a good idea to have oats as your breakfast with milk or juice. It is well known for its high fiber content which is the best remedy for constipation and also plays a vital role in the cholesterol management and smoothens the digestive process. It also helps you in loosing body weight. It is even good for nervous system and in turn treats depression as well. Around 150gm of oat gives 600kcal energy. Apart from protein, lipid, carbohydrate and fiber content, it is a very good source of minerals such as calcium, iron sodium, zinc, and vitamins like vitamin C, B, A.

Q. What is the nutritional value of oats? I am having oats for my morning breakfast from last week, as I know it is good to have them. But what is the nutritional value of oats?

A. oats are rich with vitamins, energy and protein. makes a wonderful breakfast! (at least when my wife makes it!!).
here's a link to a nutritional value list of oats:

and here's a link to some recipes!:
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Biscuits -


bon apetite!

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Similarly a study done by Sanjana Gupta et al, (11) in an intervention study on malnutrition among under five children in a Rural area of Jammu found that Malnutrition was more prevalent among male children (72.09%).Similarly a study done by Shubhada S et al, (12) on an Epidemiological study of malnutrition among under five children in a section of rural area in Loni found that females (54.30%) were more malnourished than males.
Today, it is estimated that up to 50% of patients are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition when they enter the hospital and many will experience a nutritional decline during their stay.
Furthermore, malnourished rats show a pattern of behavioral changes in response to aversive stimuli in different stress situations (Almeida & De-Oliveira, 1994; Francolin-Silva & Almeida, 2004; Rocinholi et al., 1997).
A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ( CAG) in October stated that staggering 44 per cent of tribal children were malnourished while over five per cent were considered to be " severely malnourished." In all, the CAG report found 2.28 per cent children in Gujarat to be " severely malnourished."
Over the last two years, ECHO has contributed to reach some 350,000 severely malnourished children with immediate and life-saving interventions and established over 1600 outpatient therapeutic feeding centres, from a mere 300 in 2011.
The guidelines have been updated to reflect new opportunities and technologies that allow severely malnourished children who have an appetite and no evident medical complications to be effectively treated at home with specially-formulated foods that provide energy and nutrients and antibiotic medicines.
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The boxes, which were sent by charity Unicef, contained sachets of the emergency food Plumpynut, a peanut paste that can be easily digested by malnourished children.
Malnourished older adults run a dramatically increased risk of fracturing the neck of the femur (NOF), usually by falling due to a lack of strength.