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Occurring between 8-15 yrs, this is the period for rapid increase in height, weight and overall growth
The last opportunity for a child to attain optimal growth
2nd Growth Spurt occurs between 8 - 15 Years
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Rogol, A. D., Clark, P. A., & Roemmich, J. N. (2000). Growth and pubertal development in children and adolescents : effects of diet and physical activity 1 – 4. The American Journal for Clinal Nutrition, 72, 521S–528S.
To keep up with your child’s growing body in terms of height and weight
Essential for maintenance of muscle mass
Protein is one of the most important Growth Nutrients.
Inadequacy may affect child's growth.
It Helps to Build and Maintain Muscle Mass.
Enables Production of the Key Groiwth Factor (IGFI)##.
Specially Formulated for 2nd Growth Spurt
European Commission. (2013). Commission Regulation (EU) No 1018/2013 of 23 October 2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 432/2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims made on foods other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and heal. Official Journal of the European Union L 282, 56(1924), 43–45.
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A phase of human life where rapid increment in height & weight occurs - Observed twice in a person’s life, known medically as the 1st & 2nd growth spurts.
The 1st growth spurt: Occurs from birth to 12 months. A 3 fold increase in weight & 50% increase in height is observed.
The 2nd Growth Spurt: Occurs during adolescence (At around age 10 for females & age 12 in the case of males) is the transitional phase from childhood to adulthood.
A rapid increase in height & weight occurs & psychological and sexual maturity with cognitive development are observed among adolescents.
Adolescence is the last window of opportunity to gain optimal height and prepare for a healthy adult life.
Protein needs of adolescents are influenced by the amount of protein required for maintenance of existing lean body mass and increase of additional lean body mass during the adolescent growth spurt.
Protein influences the production and action of factors that are involved in growth, particularly the growth hormone (GH)-insulin like growth factor 1 (IGF 1) system. This could control building up of bones and thus growth. Adequate levels of IGF-1 also helps attain optimal peak bone mass.
Further, the liver produces IGF-1 under the influence of dietary proteins. Protein restriction/deficiency is associated with reduced blood levels of IGF-1. Decreased levels of IGF-1 have been found in states of under nutrition.
Inadequacy of proteins in diet may lead to stunting in children. Since Indian diets are mainly cereal based, it is essential that both quality and quantity of proteins in diet is maintained.
Protein requirements are highest for females between ages 11 and 14 and for females and 15 to 18 in males.
According to the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau report (India), the intake of protein was found to be low across the adolescent age group.
Thus it could be said that older children 13 years onwards fell short of RDA for their protein intake. During puberty there was a sharp decreasing trend in both boys and girls in dietary protein intakes than energy or micronutrient intakes. This may suggest that even before the time of second growth spurt, pre pubertal adolescents do not consume enough protein and calorie intakes to optimize growth.
Indian diets derive almost 60% of their protein from cereals such as wheat, rice, jowar, bajra etc. The proteins found in these cereals are of an inferior quality. The National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) survey in India which uses household food expenditure to arrive at nutritional intakes, indicates that about 66% of the protein in the rural population & 56% in the urban population is derived from cereals.
In a study in urban slum children (4-14years) in Mysore, India it was found that only 22% of children consumed diets adequate in protein and energy. However, the main sources of their protein were plant sources, which are generally not of the same quality found in animal sources.
Therefore, one key element in dietary considerations is a focus on the protein quality and content of a predominantly cereal based diet. Simply increasing the intake of a cereal-based diet ensures energy, but not protein, intake.
Foods with proteins that contain all essential amino acids such as:
Milk & Dairy
1. Rogol, A. D., Clark, P. A., & Roemmich, J. N. (2000). Growth and pubertal development in children and adolescents : effects of diet and physical activity 1 – 4. The American Journal for Clinal Nutrition, 72, 521S–528S
2. Heaney, R. P., & Layman, D. K. (2008). Amount and type of protein influences bone health. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87(5), 1567–1570. https://doi.org/87/5/1567S
3. HÖrnell, A., LagstrÖm, H., Lande, B., & Thorsdottir, I. (2013). Protein intake from 0 to 18 years of age and its relation to health: a systematic literature review for the 5th Nordic Nutrition Recommendations. Food & Nutrition Research, 57: 20183
4. NNMB, Third Rural Survey, 2012
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