Celebrating National Nutrition Week with Patrika and Nourishing Schools Foundation- Day 2
The topic for the second day of the National Nutrition Week campaign held by Patrika Group and Nourishing Schools Foundation was ‘Types of Nutritional Deficiencies’. A nutritional deficiency is when your body does not get enough of one or more nutrients. This can be due to a lack of macronutrients, which are required by the body in larger quantities such as carbohydrates, fat and protein. More often, this is due to the lack of micronutrients i.e., vitamins and minerals that are needed by our body only in minuscule amounts.
Questions and Answers about Micronutrient Deficiencies
The Hidden Hunger
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Importance of Micronutrients
These micronutrient deficiencies are also known as ‘hidden hunger’. Micronutrients are essential for sustained growth and development, fighting infections, building immunity, and that’s why the consequences of their deficiency can be severe. By regular and proper consumption of the listed micronutrients, children can be healthier and develop a solid foundation for their growth.