DR. RICHI SETH

Designation:Child Nutritionist

Company:Lifestyle Makeover

Richi has a Bachelors degree in Physiotherapy from  Kurukshetra University. After finishing bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, Richi attained a Masters degree in Dietetics and Food Service Management and completed Certificate course in Child Nutrition from IGNOU.

Before starting her own venture, Richi had a varied experience, all thanks to her dual qualification in health sector. She has previously worked as a chief physiotherapist with hospitals like Sterling hospitals Ahmedabad, as a consultant in paediatric and private clinics and also worked as a brand manager (media) for big brands like Britannia, Dabur, Saffola etc.

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Yes. Nutritional needs of a child’s body always depend on the activities they indulge in whether it is physical or mental activity.
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Calorie requirements vary from child’s body structure to their everyday activities. However, it should be adequate to support the growth and development to maintain a desirable body weight.
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The diet of an athletic child should provide right amount of energy, essential vitamins, minerals and protein with adequate intake of water. There is no single food or supplement which can provide all the essential nutrients alone.
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Various studies indicate that consuming sugar within an hour of pre-exercise does not hinder performance. Majority of athletes enjoy pre- exercise sweets for a quick fix. But it should always be kept in mind that some children are "sugar sensitive" and they need monitoring.
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Yes, it is necessary for a child to have a pre workout/ sport meal. This helps in fueling energy in their body to perform the activity better.
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Giving sugar to your kids in the form of glucose should strictly be avoided or stopped. This particular practice is a myth which is not good for the functioning of a child’s body. 
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Post the workout or playtime, a rich protein meal/ diet should be given to your child so that his/ her body can regain the energy to perform other tasks better.
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It is always recommended to fulfill the need of vitamin and minerals through healthy diet like natural fruits and vegetables. Supplements should be given only when there is a deficiency of any nutrient and that too only after the consultation of a child specialist.
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Yes, the child’s intake of food has a direct impact on his/ her mood. Studies have revealed that artificial sweeteners and junk food are the most common reasons of a child’s mood swing
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Fish is known to be one of the best foods which keep the brain of children sharp. If your child is a vegetarian then concentrate on green veggies especially beans and spinach.