Every Year in the month of July, we observe National Nutrition Month. During this month we focus on health and nutrition. This also gets highlighted in our children’s school. I was very glad to be a part of #AppebonKid #BatangGanado event last tuesday. The event’s focused on health, nutrition and wellness of our kids.
We all know how important good nutrition is, specially for our kids. Introducing them to a healthy lifestyle and eating habits while they’re young means they will grow up as adults with healthy lifestyle and eating habits as well. This will help them avoid illness and diseases caused by unhealthy eating habits.
When Ykaie was two years old, she was thin. I gave her Appebon Kid Syrup to help improve her appetite and provide her with essential nutrients that she needs. I also made sure she eats different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Now Ykaie has grown up and she’s a healthy kid who is not a picky eater. Appebon Kid Syrup is a dietary supplement to help provide children with nutrients essential for energy and to help improve appetite.
The event was held at Italianni’s in BGC where they also served healthy and tasty dishes which I’ll also tell you more about later. I got myself one of their bestseller drinks which is the Cally Lychee, a unique mix of lychee, calamansi and lime juice topped with apple and watermelon balls.
The bubbly Dra. Florianne Feliza Valdes, MD, FPPS. was the speaker at the event. She gave a talk about the importance of good nutrition and the characteristic of a well-nourished child. She also told us that when a child becomes a picky-eater, it’s not really about the child nor the food that is served to the child. She said that it’s about the feeding habits of the child. I was really surprised to find out that a child should be weaned at 1 year old That she should be drinking in a sippy cup at around that time. It’s one of the reasons why a child becomes a picky eater. I was able to wean Ykaie from her feeding bottle when she was two years old. Two more reasons are: when the child is allowed to eat snacks before meals and eat junk foods like sodas, fried foods, and chips which are empty calories. Children should not be allowed to eat snacks two hours before meals.
I also learned from her that there are three N’s of well-nourished child. These are the things you should do to ensure that your babies are well-nourished.