so my aunts are really short like 4'9 and there families are like that . yet there kids are like 6 feet tall. i asked my aunt why her kids are tall she says i feed my kids daily yogurt, smoothies, fish, peanuts, fruits and veggies, many and many liquids. this is daily lol dont know how they afford it either anyways, its true even a nurse told me nutrition is what makes kids tall . wow..6 ft and family are hecka short i find that funny and amusing lol
True but this doesn't work for everyone. My whole family is average in terms of height and me and my sister are the tallest ones. We're taller than most of our family members as my mom put me and aditi(my sister) on a very balanced diet. My aunt did the same to her daughter, I.e., my cousin. While me and aditi got taller and the nutritions helped us grow TALL, the diet did not affect my cousin at all and it made her grow Obese. Eventually, all of us stopped this diet and now me and aditi eat like normal, yet we're still tall and my cousin controlled her food and she's only 5"2. (She's like 25+ in terms of age) We're 5"8 and a half. Lol. So I don't know, but in my opinion, genetics and food both play an important role for your height. :)
While a healthy diet will give you all the nutrients needed to ensure you grow to your fullest capacity - the height you are meant to grow to - it does not make you grow any taller than you are meant to be.
You can't use the familiar "mom is short, kids are tall" argument because genetics are carried down throughout the generations ... great grandpa might have been tall, and that's all that's needed.
Genetics play a role in determining the possible height of the children. Even if the mother is short, it is possible that the children were able to inherit the genes from the father side. Food and proper nutrition also helps in providing an optimum growth for the child but it doesn't guarantee that the child would reach 6 feet if both parents and grandparents have short genes.