Guest speaker, Dr. Agnes Calleja, M.D. shared the importance of understanding age-specific nutrition in helping mothers make the right food choices for their kids.

Guest speaker, Dr. Agnes Calleja, M.D. shared the importance of understanding age-specific nutrition in helping mothers make the right food choices for their kids.

Among the many hats I wear, I can say that being a mom is the most challenging role I play. Mothering can be overwhelming, especially if you have children in their early childhood years (like mine–aged 4 and 3 years old). While it’s important for me to keep my minis protected, I also want to give them some space so they can explore the world on their own.

There are a lot of ways to protect children, and one of the best ways to properly do so is to start from the inside. Yes, we’re talking about giving them proper nutrition.

Get kids to eat healthy

Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals that benefit children in many ways. Aside from improved nutrition, these nutrient-dense foods also build up their immune system, prevent the risk of obesity, and promote healthy bowel patterns. However, most kids today are picky eaters. They constantly ask for sweets, eat fewer vegetables, and request for the same food over and over again.

Thankfully, this isn’t a problem with The Princess. Since they started growing their own veggies in school, she’s been more than willing to eat her serving of vegetables and fruits every day. The Little Man, on the other hand, is a different story. He has his favorites when it comes to veggies and fruits, but he doesn’t eat all of them.

Here are some tips to help increase your child’s fruit and veggie consumption:

  • Make meal times more colorful by mixing green, leafy vegetables with bright-colored ones like carrots and squash. You can also portion it in such a way that there are more fruits into the mix for that added sweetness.
  • Keep children away from the TV during meal times and always have them eat on the table to limit distractions and promote good eating manners.
  • Be a positive role model and eat healthy food together as a family as kids at a young age are still most likely to copy what they see others do.
  • Teach kids healthy food choices by bringing them to the grocery and explaining the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables in a manner they will appreciate.
  • Involve them in the kitchen and show them how to prepare quick healthy snacks, so they won’t turn to chips and sweets when they get hungry.

Protection for Laking Amazing kids

The ability of children to ward off sickness and disease is also very reliant on the health of their stomach where bacteria thrive. When people think of bacteria, they often think of it negatively. But the truth is, not all bacteria are bad. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria, and whenever there are too much bad bacteria in the tummy, the stomach system is thrown off balance, leaving children weak and vulnerable.

Ensure that your kids are healthy and protected from within at all times with NIDO® 3+. Specially developed by the best of Nestlé Research, NIDO® 3+ is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that maintain stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system.

Aside from Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, NIDO® 3+ also contains other essential nutrients such as Prebio® 3, DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid, Taurine, and high levels of vitamins A, B3, C, D, E and Zinc to support overall growth and development.

For kids 5 and up, there is NIDO® 5+, enriched with CALCI-N® to help build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.

To know more about proper nutrition and protection for kids above 3 years of age, avail of the free consultations with NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ licensed nutritionists in select groceries and supermarkets nationwide starting February 2016. For more details, visit www.lakingamazing.ph

 NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ are not suitable for infant feeding and are not breastmilk substitutes.

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About NIDO® 3+

NIDO® 3+ is specially formulated with the right amount and combination of nutrients for growth and development during his pre-school years. It has DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine to support brain function and is the only one with Prebio® 3 and Lactobacillus PROTECTUS® to help protect and build your child’s bodily defenses.

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