Ready, Set, Grow: PediaSure Plus Helps in Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School

Our children’s success begins at home, with that they eat and what they drink

This year, the first day of the school may seem more overwhelming than before, given the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions and the already ongoing face-to-face classes for some. One may experience the mixed feelings of excitement, joy, anxiety, and confusion. As the world continues to open up for kids, it’s not uncommon to see loving parents worrying whether their kids will measure up against their peers, particularly in height and in academic success.

Progress looks different in all children—some grow taller and faster, others take more time. However, the first five years of their lives are a crucial stage to making sure they get the proper nutrition to become healthy and capable adults in the long run. Any poor nutrition occurring at this time can lead to faltering growth and, possibly, long-term illnesses.

Reviewing the stunted rates

In our country, undernutrition is caused by several factors. Primarily, it occurs due to low access to diverse, nutritious food and healthcare services. However, a pressing issue at hand, especially for parents, is the picky eating behaviors found in young children, which creates an even narrower window of opportunity for adequate nourishment in the five-year period.

As of this writing, the Philippines ranks fifth among countries in the East Asia and Pacific region with the highest stunting prevalence, and is globally among the top ten countries with the highest number of stunted children. Data shows that one out of three Filipinos are irreversibly stunted before they even reach five years old, meaning they’ve grown too short for their age. These children may experience diminished cognitive and physical development, reduced productive capacity, and poor overall health—all as a direct result of children not meeting their level of daily-recommended nutrient intake.

Keeping growth on track

The good news is that stunting and undernutrition can be prevented, and critical to tackling these is parents’ active participation in improving children’s feeding practices. Thankfully, parents have a partner they can rely on in ensuring children, even those classified as “picky eaters”, get the optimal amount of nutrients to help them reach their full potential—that is, PediaSure Plus. 

PediaSure Plus is a complete, balanced, nutritional supplement providing 100% of daily Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intakes (RENI) in children. Each glass is equivalent to 28 vitamins and minerals from a variety of fruits and vegetables, to carbohydrates equivalent to half a cup of steamed rice, to good fat equivalent to four tablespoons and a half of peanut butter, and to protein equivalent to a piece of medium-sized boiled egg, all of which are needed for a child to stay healthy and well-nourished. Altogether, PediaSure Plus encourages linear and visible growth in young kids. So, when they are back in school, children can catch up to their friends not only in height but also in productivity and in health.

Take cue from Cheska and Gavin Kramer, and make sure your children are able to maximize their growing years. PediaSure Plus is available in creamy milk, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors. Check out now and catch great deals at Abbott’s flagship stores in Shopee or Lazada.

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