Protein Nutrition in early childhood

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About the Case Presentation

 Importance and overview of protein in early childhood growth,development and immune function. Understanding the essential amino acid profile and its role in supporting growth and development. Sources of Protein in Early Childhood. Introduction of solid foods rich in protein during the transition to complementary feeding (Introduction of solid foods, Timing and methods and Strategies for ensuring balanced protein intake during complementary feeding).  The Protein digestibility-corrected amino acid score. Associations between protein intake and risk of obesity, metabolic disorders, and chronic diseases later in life. Evidence-based recommendations for promoting healthy protein intake in early childhood. Practical tips for parents and caregivers to ensure adequate protein consumption. Strategies for overcoming barriers to achieving optimal protein nutrition in young children. Real-life examples illustrating the role of protein nutrition

About the Speaker

Dr Prameela Joji,

Dr. Prameela Joji

Senior Consultant Pediatric Critical care, KIMSHEALTH, Thiruvananthapuram.

Dr.Prameela Joji is a renowned pediatrician in Thiruvananthapuram, currently practicing at KIMS HEALTH Hospital. With 22 years of experience, she specializes in pediatric emergency and critical care, serving as a senior consultant and medical superintendent. Dr Joji obtained her MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, and pursued further qualifications including a Diploma in Child Health from Royal Hospital, Oman, DNB from Sree Avittom Thirunal, Trivandrum, and a Diploma in Allergy and Asthma from CMC Vellore. She is an active member of prestigious medical associations such as the Indian Medical Association, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Additionally, Dr Joji serves as the Director of the Skills and Simulation Lab at KIM’S HEALTH, demonstrating her commitment to medical education and training.