Food is a major pivot in all ayurvedic recommendations. Classical Ayurvedic texts have always emphasized the need and importance of proper diet and nutrition in all stages of life. Right diet and lifestyle, beginning from the time of inception to developmental years later, have a permanent impact on child’s physical and mental wellbeing. This presentation focuses on sharing the concepts of child nutrition as shared in our Traditional Ayurvedic manuscripts.

Bio – Vaidya Moninder Kaur Rekhi is an accomplished Ayurvedacharya. She is a Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery along with a Post Graduate diploma in Counselling and Family therapy from India. She is a registered herbalist and a professional member of Ontario Herbalists Association. She is a board-certified Doctor of Natural medicine and an active member of World Organization of Natural Medicine (WONM). She is a certified food Handler.

Vd. Kaur is Chair, Ontario Chapter of Ayurveda Association of Canada. She is part of standards, practice and ethics committee and is a Professional Member of the organization. She has also been on the editorial board of the Magazine Ayurveda Mantra and is a contributing writer for the same.

She is trained in Safe talk, Suicide Alert and Active listening from Distress Center Halton and now serves as a volunteer Mentor with the above-mentioned organization that helps people better cope with emotional stress and loneliness.

In her more than two decades of journey as an Ayurvedic physician, she has been a practitioner, educator, speaker, writer and a lifelong learner. Her skills include assessment of individual constitution, identification of the imbalances followed by personalized diet, herbs and lifestyle recommendations for optimal wellbeing. At present her focus is mainly on Ayurvedic Nutrition and Cooking, Food and spices, Manas Roga (psychological and mental disorders), Chronic ailments especially osteoarthritis. She based in Oakville, Ontario.

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Vaidya Moninder Kaur Rekhi

BAMS, RH, DNM(AYU)

Nutrition and Diet in Balyavastha (childhood) – An Ayurvedic Perspective.