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Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar – #AtoZChallenge Day 21

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Notes for Healthy Kids

Book Blurb – Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar

This is Rujuta’s most important book to date, and an attempt to future-proof the health of our next generation.

A book that is as much for parents as it is for kids, Notes for Healthy Kids focuses on clearing the underlying food confusion that leads to endless diet trends. It empowers kids to make the right food choices for themselves.

Rujuta also calls out the food industry for targeted and misleading advertisements, as well as policymakers for failing to protect the interests of our children.

On the practical side, the book combines the latest in nutrition science with the time-tested wisdom of our grandmothers, and offers easy-to-follow advice for all aspects of a child’s life. Includes food guidelines for:

Age-group 0-15 years | School days | Holidays | Parties | Sports | Obesity | Low immunity | Diabetes | Fatty liver | Frequent illnesses and much more.

Book Review – Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar

Well, what can I say? I was almost contemplating a different book after reading and reviewing Pregnancy Notes Before, During & After, for the fear of sounding repetitive. After all how different could the same person be in experessing opinions about food and nutrition. Yes, the target audience was different, but an individual’s beliefs and guiding conventions can only vary so much.


But I am glad I didn’t drop the book  Notes For Healthy Kids by Rujuta Diwekar. For it is that one balm on my hurt and seething mommy ego that has been seeking respite from the allegations of being a laid back mom who doesn’t believe in going over-board with creativity in food and hiding the nutrients in the most unfathomable ways.

Yes! If you are with me being a minimalistic and simplistic mom, this is the book for you. And oh if you are an overwhelmed tired mom worrying non-stop about what and how much nutrition your kid is garnering from the handful he eats, this book my friend is for you too.

In Notes for Healthy Kids, Rujuta presents her case on why as parents we need to look beyond the amount of nutrients in the meal and focus on how we can make the meals wholesome and into a comprehensive nutrition package. She goes on to call out to the commercial forces for taking us away from our traditional knowledge and forcing on us various food fads that do no good to our kids’ health.

One page after the other I couldn’t help but nod vigorously in agreement or gawk with an open mouth with the food knowledge that Rujuta has put down in Notes for Healthy Kids.

As per this book, I need not to have fret over finding the perceived as super foods but the non-native food items that are available at some exclusive super mart in the posh area of the city. What is suggested instead is to go to the sabzi bazaar and buy what’s in season.

Though I might be making this book sound like a case against consumerism (which I really want to), but Rujuta in Notes for Healthy Kids also lays out a simple and wholesome diet plan for every age – group based on their developmental needs. These plans are holistic in approach and give you ample of options to choose from based on the region and the season of your place of residence.

The bottom line is, that if you are finding it hard to accept that roti sabzi and dahi (sans the exotic finger veggies) are really sufficient for the nutritional needs of your child, then go (I mean pleeeeease go) and read this book.

Notes for Helathy Kids

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Deepika April 24, 2019 at 8:27 am

This is the must-have book for me after reading your review. Thanks for sharing.

Surbhi Prapanna April 24, 2019 at 10:30 am

I am a big fan of Rujata Diwakar and I know she writes so well. in fact, her videos are so amazing. will surly read the book. thanks for sharing about it.

Abhijit April 24, 2019 at 11:33 am

A proper healthy diet is very important as child grows up. Food industry pushes packaged food with minimal benefit and a lot of additives. Yes many of these foods are easy to use, but definitely not good for health.

vidhya thakkar April 24, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Wow! it seems like an interesting book!

Trapti April 24, 2019 at 12:58 pm Reply
Vartika Gakhar April 24, 2019 at 7:21 pm

I have to read this book as I follow Rujuta quite religiously. I saw a few videos which she had shared about this book with a few snippets and following those.

Harjeet Kaur April 24, 2019 at 11:02 pm

Children’s diet!! Today’s kids need all the health advice to grow into healthy adults. Wonderful post.

kushal April 24, 2019 at 11:05 pm

oh I like what this lady speaks… taking you back to roots for deciding what is healthy and what is not… i have to catch hold of this one…


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