Healthy eating is crucial for children to help them develop to their fullest potential. As a parent, it is important to ensure that your child consumes a varied and balanced diet to supply the various nutrients required to support optimal physical and cognitive development.
Eating a varied and balanced diet means eating different foods from the different food groups, as well as within each food group. Each group offers a wide range of food choices, and each food has a unique nutritional value. Remember, no one food supplies all the nutrients that the body requires.
When your child eats a variety of foods, it increases the likelihood of him or her getting the many types of nutrients which are important for growth and development. On the other hand, when there’s a lack of variety in your child’s diet (for example, if your child is a picky eater), this may lead to nutritional gaps.
Can you tell what a varied and balanced diet looks like?
As you work on ensuring your child consumes a balanced and varied diet, consider PediaSure® as a supplement to your child’s daily diet to help fill nutritional gaps.
New research1 has shown that the intake of PediaSure® improved nutritional adequacy. A positive impact on dietary diversity was observed - more children were reported to have consumed foods from key food groups e.g. meat and fish, as well as fruit and vegetables.
Consult your healthcare professional if you have concerns about your child’s growth and development, nutritional status or dietary habits.
See your child grow with PediaSure®
PediaSure® is a nutrient-rich formula specially designed for children from age 1 to 10. It provides complete and balanced nutrition with 34 important nutrients to promote catch-up growth and development.
PediaSure® provides 100% or more of US Dietary Reference Intakes for proteins and vitamins & minerals^ that are required for growth and development.
Help your child achieve his full growth and development potential with PediaSure®!
Give your child PediaSure for the boost of Complete Nutrition, especially for picky eaters who tend to:
- • eat small amounts
- • eat exceptionally slow
- • favour/eat only certain foods
- • resist trying new foods
- • eat little fruits and vegetables
PediaSure is also suitable for children who:
- • are active in physical activities
- • need a nutritious snack or supplement
- • are lactose intolerant
- • are recovering from illness
^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.
1Huynh DTT et al. J Nutr Sci. 2016; 5: e20