What is that one major problem that has many parents tearing their hair out in frustration? Making sure their kids get the right nutrients during their growing stage especially when they are fussy eaters!!
As Moms, a good part of our lives is spent ensuring our kids are safe and healthy by constantly battling with the conundrum of what to feed our kids.
So when my sister complained about my 5-year-old nephew, Krish’s eating habits, I could sympathize completely!
Now Krish can be very opinionated and extremely picky when it comes to food. The little prince, who loves bananas more than anything else at breakfast, will suddenly make gagging, noises when offered the same at lunch. And God forbid, if we asked him to try something new instead, all hell would break loose.
Besides, most days at preschool, he is so busy playing that he forgets to eat his lunch! Not only does he get low on energy, he also misses out on important carbs and proteins which are essential for growth. Predictably, by night time he is irritable, tired and cranky – not a good combination!
A quick trip to our paediatrician confirmed that his diet needed an extra boost and it was recommended that we try PediaSure nutrition.
Give your Fussy Eater an Extra Boost with PediaSure
PediaSure is formulated with 37 vital nutrients and makes up for the deficiencies in your child’s diet resulting from avoiding certain foods.
PediaSure is fortified with a blend of FOS (prebiotics) and probiotics that are known to help strengthen a child’s immunity.
It also contains Omega 3 and 6, Taurine and Choline, which support brain development.
As you can see, PediaSure certainly packs a big punch in those little scoops! The nutrients in PediaSure will help your child build a stronger immune system, improve cognitive ability and gut health while also helping with growth.
So even if your child is in a ‘no-eggs’ frame of mind today, you needn’t stress about it – you still have PediaSure!
Our 3 Month Experiment
My sister and I decided to carry out a 3-month experiment with Krish. We would give him PediaSure nutrition, twice a day for 3 months and see the results for ourselves. Now Krish loves chocolate, so the PediaSure powder in the Premium Chocolate flavour was perfect for us.
We recorded his height, weight and the date. He will be having a glass of PediaSure powder mixed with water, twice daily. Over the next few months, we will be monitoring his weight and height and observing his health. Be sure to check out our updates on the blog as we try #90dayswithPediaSure.
He loved his first drink of the day and was happily holding the box while running in the corridors.
Nutrition in Young Kids
Kids between the ages of 2 and 8 are reported to be the fussiest when it comes to food. They often go through phases of strong likes and dislikes. The problem with this kind of fussiness is that they end up missing out on vital nutrients essential for growth and development.
If your child tends to block out whole food groups, the risk of a nutritional deficiency goes up. A deficiency like this can have lasting effects on your child’s health and well-being, even in adulthood.
Moms, if you’ve been getting anxious about whether your child’s getting all the required nutrients, that’s one worry you can put away. PediaSure is available in three delicious flavours – Kesar Badam, Vanilla, and Chocolate. So you can now be sure that your little one is going to enjoy his daily glass! You can also experiment with PediaSure recipes to diversify their meals.
You can get PediaSure online and have it delivered to your doorstep by placing your order via the company’s website. Or you could just head over to your local pharmacy or grocery store and pick up a box.
Don’t forget to stay tuned to the blog and check out the follow-up stories on #MyPediaSureJourney with my nephew.
While Abbott approached me to participate in their #90DaysWithPediaSure campaign, the opinions and experiences shared in this post are my own and have in no way been influenced by the company.