Recommendations for a Balanced Diet

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What you'll learn

A balanced diet is generally comprised of different kinds of foods in certain quantities and proportions so that the requirement for calories, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and alternative nutrients is adequate and a small provision is reserved for additional nutrients to endure the short length of leanness. read more »»

Food choices refer to the personal preferences of each individual which may be different from everyone else. Even within a family, individual food choices may vary. No matter whatever the food choices are it is important to calculate the proportions of different kinds of food in a plate so that a balance in the diet is maintained. Nutritional guidelines usually classify food items into different food groups and recommend daily requirements or serving sizes of each group to be included in a healthy diet.

Who should attend?

  • General Public
  • Medical students
  • Fitness enthusiasts
  • Dieticians

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • Principles of Planning a balanced diet
  • Ingredients and Portions of a Healthy Meal
  • Meeting patients’ preferences while planning a diet
  • A dietary requirement in special populations such as pregnancy and elderly.


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

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