Feed Your Kids with Proper Nutritional Requirement for their Steady Growth

We always wonder why mothers are constantly concerned about their child’s relationship with food, aren’t we? Why do they keep asking the same question about having food, every day? Well, to be honest, when I was young, I had similar thoughts. But, now that I have become a full-time working mommy, I understand the importance of nutrition for a child’s development.  Nowadays I look for nutritional drinks for my kid .

Nutritional drinkRecently, I had been invited to Grow Right meetup where I got a chance to exchange parenting experiences with the well-known, Bollywood actress, Lara Dutta, fellow influencers and pediatricians as well. We had a well-informed discussion about the significance of nutrition for children, physical activities, and the relationship of the child with their parents.

Grow rightThe gorgeous star mom, Lara Dutta bestowed her personal experiences on the journey of ‘being a mommy’. One of the famous Hosts and the emcee of the Grow Right discussion panel, Sachin Kumbar shared the challenges of parenthood and explained the difficulties that every mum has to go through while raising a child. Then, Dr. Mukesh Sanklecha, a renowned Child Specialist, elaborated the nutritional concerns a mother has for the proper growth of her child. A Nutritional expert, Dr. Dharini Krishnan, and Pediatrician, Dr. Samir Dalwai highlighted the importance of playing outdoors and how to deal with their behavioral problems for their overall development.

 

Nutritional drinkFrom what I have learnt throughout my journey of being a mommy and also the guidance of the specialists from the meetup, I have decoded some of the formulas that have helped me to match the nutritional requirement to fuel up the toddler’s growth and development. Just like adults, kids need the combination of balanced carbohydrates, fats, protein along with vitamins and minerals in their food. Nutritional drinks can make up for this loss in daily food.

So, check out these tips that might help you to give them wholesome nutritious food and learn the relationship of nutrition with the physical as well as mental development of your child.

a) Avoid eating out as often as possible

Food markets are filled with ready-to-cook or ready-to-eat packets that are combined with unhealthy fats and nutrition. Try to make home-cooked meals for your kids packed with green vegetables. Experiment with different flavors or toppings that might develop their taste and support their physical system for growth.

Recently, I discovered one of the best nutritional drinks in the market, Pediasure. Earlier, as I have told you that it has been recommended by the Pediatrician. The nutrition in this bottle has helped my daughter to gain healthy weight and enhanced her immune system. I would recommend Pediasure healthy and nutritional drink  to all the mothers out there.

b) Select meals by reading out the labels

With the growing trend of online food delivery, children are more interested to eat burgers and pizzas. I understand that sometimes outings can get a little tricky with food restriction. So, if you are planning a vacation or day out with your family, then look for the healthy options like idli-sambhar, egg sandwich or maybe a banana smoothie. It will not only make their tummy full for longer hours but provide them with complete nutrition.

c) Stick to proper meal times and create a feeding schedule

Healthy meals at structured timings improve your kid’s body and mind growth. Each mealtime should have a difference of at least 4 hours. It will have a great impact on physical and emotional development.

d) Encourage them to start a physical activity

Physical activity is a very crucial part our growing right. Rather than forcing my daughter to play by herself, I free up some time in my schedule to play with her every day. It is important for a kid to get at least 3 hours of play everyday.

e) Dealing with the child’s tantrums

This might be one of the toughest topics when it comes to guiding for parenthood. It can be a little tricky for sure. There is a very thin line between making them understand what’s wrong and right or howling at them for their mistakes. So, always try to have a calm discussion with them. Also, try to include them in small household activities like setting up the table, bringing their own plate and cleaning the mess after.

Parenting is a roller coaster journey. You can never become an expert on the topic of parenthood just by reading articles and books. You will get better when you experience it. Also, don’t be afraid to take guidance and advice from the Paediatrician.

Overall, the Grow Right event was an insightful one!

Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

18 Comments

  1. This information will be loved by all moms. Eating out or takeaway practice should really be reconsidered in many homes with kids or not.

  2. Ruchi Verma Reply

    I really feel happy to be a part of this event ..this was really an insightful event and learned a lot ..especially how we can takle kids screen time during meals!!

  3. I believe in also eat right and grow right. Your post helps to understand the importance of healthy eating habits for fussy eaters. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Nutrition is the cornerstone for good health, growth and development. These pointers that you have shared are a great way to ensure that the kids get the right nutrition which is needed for their everyday growth, both physical and mental.

  5. Noor Anand Chawla Reply

    These are all wonderful tips to ensure that our children get the proper nutrition.

  6. Sarah Shaikh Reply

    Very informative article covering the important points.As parents we all have to go through our child’s tantrums while eating but we need to ensure they get proper nutrition which is ultimately important for their proper growth.

  7. What’s important is that our kids eat healthy and nutritious. Even if they are fussy eaters, whatever they eat will suffice the requirements. Pediasure is one such wonderful nutritional supplement.

  8. All the tips are so on point! Meal time has to be a happy time for kids. I realised once I stopped fussing about my kids meals, they became much better eaters.

  9. Its important for kids to eat and grow right.Good advice for moms.

  10. Pediasure has always looked upon the parents concern and added value to their product. I have seen results where the this product has done wonders in growth.

  11. You’ve shared some good information here. Right nutrition is important for kids.

  12. Pediasure for kids is necessary to get right nutrition, specially for fussy eaters who don’t get complete nutrition.

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