Hi mommies! I know you'll all agree with me when I say that being a mother is one of best feeling in the world but undeniably a no easy task, right? I enjoy being a mom but I admit to being overwhelmed sometimes especially that I have 3 kids who are just in their early childhood years. And because of that, I am guilty of not letting them explore and play outdoors. Since we don't have a helper i get to do most of the household chores, so if I can't be with them outdoors and watch what they are playing with then they stay in the house. As much as I want my kids to experience an amazing childhood just like I did when I was just little, I admit to being overly protective.
The Nido GUM (Growing Up Milk) Bloggers Kick Off Event was held at the Early Bird Breakfast Club BGC last January 26, 2016 and was hosted by the celebrity mom Ms. Bettinna Carlos.
That's why I'm glad to be one of the Mommy Bloggers who got invited to the "Nido GUM Bloggers Kick Off Event" because I learned a lot of things about protecting my kids while ensuring that they also experience an amazing childhood which I will be sharing with you through this post.
As a mom, we always want what's best for our kids and that includes protecting them from all the possible dangers and sickness that they could acquire on a daily basis. There are actually a lot of ways to protect children, and one of the best ways to properly do so is to start from the inside. Yes, we’re talking about giving them proper nutrition.
Event host Ms. Bettinna Carlos with the Marketing Team of Nido Growing Up Milk who organized the event to help and educate mommies on proper nutrition and protection for age specific growing up kids.
Get our kids to Eat Healthy!
Fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamins and minerals that benefit children in many ways. Aside from improved nutrition, these nutrient-dense foods also build up their immune system, prevent the risk of obesity, and promote healthy bowel patterns. However, most kids today are picky eaters. They constantly ask for sweets, eat fewer vegetables, and request for the same food over and over again.
Here are some tips to help increase their fruit and veggie consumption:
- Make meal times more colorful by mixing green, leafy vegetables with bright-colored ones like carrots and squash. You can also portion it in such a way that there are more fruits into the mix for that added sweetness.
- Keep children away from the TV during meal times and always have them eat on the table to limit distractions and promote good eating manners.
- Be a positive role model and eat healthy food together as a family as kids at a young age are still most likely to copy what they see others do.
- Teach kids healthy food choices by bringing them to the grocery and explaining the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables in a manner they will appreciate.
- Involve them in the kitchen and show them how to prepare quick healthy snacks, so they won’t turn to chips and sweets when they get hungry.
Protection for Laking Amazing kids
The ability of children to ward off sickness and disease is also very reliant on the health of their stomach where bacteria thrive. When people think of bacteria, we often think of it negatively. But the truth is, not all bacteria are bad. There are good bacteria and bad bacteria, and whenever there are too much bad bacteria in the tummy, the stomach system is thrown off balance, leaving children weak and vulnerable.
To address this situation, Nestlé Research especially developed NIDO® 3+ the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, with millions and millions of live good bacteria that are constantly on guard to maintain stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system.
Aside from Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, NIDO® 3+ also contains other essential nutrients such as Prebio® 3, DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid, Taurine, and high levels of vitamins A, B3, C, D, E and Zinc to support overall growth and development.
For kids 5 and up, there is NIDO® 5+, enriched with CALCI-N® to help build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.
No matter how hard we try sometimes we just can't force our kids to eat all the nutritious food that we prepared for them thus their nutritional needs are not being met. Now with Nido Growing Up Milk we have a partner in ensuring that our kids are healthy and protected from within, isn't it great Mommies?
|At the event I also got the chance to have a 1 on 1 consultation with one of the Nutritionist/Dietitian regarding some nutritional concerns I have with my kids.|
To know more about proper nutrition and protection for kids above 3 years of age, avail of the free consultations with NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ licensed nutritionists in select groceries and supermarkets nationwide starting February 2016. For more details.
NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ are not suitable for infant feeding and are not breastmilk substitutes.