When you see your child every day, and they seem healthy most of the time—playing and being active, eating three meals a day, not getting sick—parents usually assume that their child is healthy and well. But are you completely confident in what you see?
Parents can easily spot the 10 signs of good nutrition in their kids. Can you check which ones your child has at the moment?
- Right Weight For Height
- Good Muscle Development
- Good Posture
- Clear Skin
- Shiny Hair
- Clear Eyes
- Alert and Cheerful
- Sleeps Uninterruptedly
- Regular Bowel Movement
- Good Appetite
Out of the 10 signs, is there anything you didn’t check on the list? Here’s how your child can complete them all:
Serve a balanced diet.
Whether your child is overweight or underweight, one of the reasons for not having the right weight for their height is sometimes because of a lack of nutrition in their meals. According to experts, Filipino children often lack a diet that contains vegetables and fruits daily. This lack often leads to irregular bowel movements because of the missing fiber from their diet, and so their bowel movements become irregular.
The Pinggang Pinoy program championed by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute suggests dividing a plate into four equal parts, distributing it evenly to serve proteins, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables.
To be sure that your child is getting todo nutrients they need to keep growing at the right pace, NIDO® 3+ provides Prebio 3 Fiber, DHA, and Vitamins and Minerals such as Vitamins C, A, E, and Zinc, all necessary for your toddler to get at this stage.
Give opportunities to get them moving.
With remote learning and screen time, there are days wherein kids stay sedentary most of the time. Find time within their day to sneak in some exercise. Stretching encourages good posture, so make sure to do a few minutes of this, from touching their toes to raising their hands in the air.
Finding an activity that they’re excited about will help turn exercising into a habit. Maybe dancing can be a form of exercise or pretending to be a superhero fighting bad guys. Simply walking or running in place can help give your child their much-needed exercise.
Figure out what their body is showing you.
Your child’s hair, skin, and nails can be telltale signs of whether or not your child is healthy. Brittle hair and nails can be signs that they lack vitamins and minerals.
Getting enough calcium is the key to stronger bones and healthy, shiny hair! A glass of NIDO® 3+ with every meal gives your child just the right amount of calcium, plus other essential nutrients and vitamins, to make their body stronger and healthier—todo sa lakas, inside and out.
Prioritize good sleeping habits.
Good sleep hygiene brings in a lot of benefits. Not only does it help keep your child alert and cheerful throughout the day, it’s when your child sleep that their body does the most of its work, repairing and restoring their body, helping them grow taller with each shut-eye.
If your child has trouble settling down during bedtime, set a routine for them. Allow a screen-free time an hour before bedtime, and do the same things, such as reading a bedtime story and brushing their teeth. Make their bedroom as comfortable as possible, with the lights dimmed down during the routine. These will all serve as signals to the body that it’s time to get some sleep.
Strengthen your child’s immunity system.
Most viruses are airborne, and it’s up to the body to have the strength to fight it off. If your child still gets the occasional sickness while being indoors, even when they sleep right, get enough exercise, and eat well, you might need to give your toddler an immunity boost.
NIDO® 3+ comes with Lactobacillus Protectus that helps strengthen the respiratory defense of your child, protecting him against the pathogens that cause the common cough and colds. It also has 50% more immunity nutrients like Vitamins A, C, E, and Zinc versus its previous formulation, making one glass of NIDO 3+ every mealtime todo sa immunity and health that your child needs.
When it comes to your child’s health and development, moms and dads want the best for their child. Even if your child doesn’t possess all the signs of good nutrition right now, they still have a lot of time to catch up! And under your guidance and care, plus these tips, they’re sure to get there.
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