Complete and Balanced Nutrition
What is a complete & balanced nutrition? A balanced diet must contain sufficient amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the required amounts and in the right proportion. Each of these nutrients has a vital role in the all-round growth and development of children.
Is your child consuming a balanced diet?
According to a local survey+, most 3 year-old children in Singapore are not consuming a well-balanced diet as recommended by the Health Promotion Board (HPB).
A snapshot of what 3-year-olds are eating:
As good eating habits start from young, you should evaluate your child’s diet to ensure it is well-balanced. An easy guide for parents is to use “My Healthy Plate” developed by HPB, which shows you what to eat in the correct proportions to have a balanced and healthy diet.
Fill half a plate with fruits and vegetables
Fill a quarter plate with whole grains
Fill a quarter plate with meat and others
4th Singapore Paediatric and Perinatal Annual Congress, 2015.
Find out if your child is eating a balanced diet
To find out if your child is consuming a balanced diet, try using the PediaSure-Nutritrac™ tool (available for free at www.PediaSure-NutriTrac.com). This tool calculates the calorie needs of a child, and estimates the number of food servings that he or she requires according to the calorie level. It enables parents to evaluate the nutritional adequacy of their child’s diet and provides tips to help improve it and achieve daily nutritional goals.
Complete & Balanced Nutrition in 1 Glass~
Suggested servings: 2 or more glasses of Pediasure® per day, as recommended by your healthcare professional.^ Meets or exceeds 100% of the current U.S. Dietary Reference Intakes for protein and 25 vitamins and minerals in approximately 1000 mL for children ages 1-3 years, 1050 mL for children ages 4-8 years and 1500 mL for children ages 9-13 years.
I Vanilla flavour. One serving equals to 225ml (5 scoops +190ml water).
º Edible portion. Quantity of food is approximate.
~ Nutrient data sources: -USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 25). –NUTTAB 2010, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). Health Promotion Board’s Dietery Guidelines for Children & Adolescents: For The Healthcare Professional (May 2010).
How does PediaSure® compare to other major** growing-up milk?** The top 5 growing-up milk based on Nielsen Singapore Market Track for the Infant Milk category for Stage 3, for the 12-month period ending Dec 2015 in total Singapore scan channels. (Copyright © 2016, The Nielsen Company.)
# Source: Affiliate Audit Data (Nielsen, IMS, MFPM) 2014