Importance of measuring & monitoring child’s growth. Be Sure. Start Early.
Growth is an important indicator of your child’s overall health & nutritional status. Accurate measurement and regular plotting of your child’s height & weight for age can help detect growth issues.
Poor growth may be an indication of medical conditions or nutritional deficiencies. Poor growth due to nutritional deficiencies in a child can have a lasting impact on his or her physical and mental development, it is crucial that we identify any growth issues and address inadequacies in his/her nutritional intake early to reduce negative impact on his/her growth and development. Start tracking your child’s growth now!
Importance of Tracking Height
Height gain is a sensitive indicator of nutrition intake adequacy for a child. A healthy gain in height:
- Indicates that the body has adequate nutrients to successfully produce lean & skeletal tissue
- Shows that body’s hormonal and metabolic functions are working efficiently, supporting the continuous growth of the brain and the skeletal system
Is your child growing to his potential?
Children of tall parents tend to be taller than children of the same age whose parents are short. But a child who is short and has very tall parents may not be achieving genetically expected height. You can determine whether your child is growing appropriately by using the mid-parental height calculation.
Calculate mid-parental height
- For boys: add 13 cm to the mother’s height, and average this with the father’s height
- For girls: subtract 13 cm from the father’s height and average this with the mother’s height
Evaluate your child’s height
- On the growth chart, follow your child’s current height-for-age percentile to obtain projected height at 18 years of age
- If the difference between the calculated mid-parental height and the projected height at 18 years is ≤ 8.5 cm, your child's current height is appropriate for his genetic potential.
The Science of Growth - Complete, Balanced Nutrition To Support Growth & Immunity
Until the end of adolescence, a child undergoes rapid physical and cognitive development and this needs to be supported by adequate nutritional intake. Ensuring that your child has a complete, balanced diet then becomes crucial.
From the toddler’s “no” phase, to busy teen school days, PediaSure® range of products provides your child with Complete, Balanced Nutrition to support your child in optimising their full growth potential!
Complete, Balanced Nutrition to help kids grow
PediaSure® Gold is a complete, balanced nutrition supplement scientifically formulated to address the specific nutrition needs of children 1 – 10 years old. PediaSure® Gold contains the Triple Sure System with 34 key nutrients to support growth and development. It can be used as a snack or a nutritional supplement with or between meals. PediaSure® Gold meets 100% of both the U.S. Dietary Reference Intakes* and Singapore Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances1 for key nutrients, when used as a sole source of nutrition.
For Catch-up Growth. Choose PediaSure® Gold.
Complete, Balanced Nutrition For Teenagers
PediaSure® 10+ is specialised teen nutrition with the Triple Growth System and up to 2x^ key nutrients to help support increased nutritional needs of teens during their final growth spurt. Power-packed with 34 key nutrients and delivering Complete, Balanced nutrition, PediaSure® 10+ is your delicious, stress-free nutrition strategy to help fuel your teen’s final growth spurt.
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1For protein and 10 vitamins & minerals in approximately 1000 mL for children ages 1-6 years, 1300 mL for children ages 7-10 years and 1700 mL for children ages 11-12 years.
^Compared to PediaSure® Gold for levels of 8 key nutrients- Carnitine, Vit D3, Vit E, Vit K2, Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus and Zinc.