NDTV has published another damaging article, which provides completely incorrect education, and unsafe advice, to parents about child nutrition. The article promotes sugary drinks, which are increasingly seen as being one of the causes for obesity, and even early onset diabetes, in children.
The popular press, as well as the the business press, has the habit of calling a set of popular beverage powders as “health drinks”. These include Horlicks, Complan, Boost and Bournvita amongst others. I am concerned and now so is much of the pediatrician community by this very common characterisation.