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 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 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.
Three N’s of a Well-Nourished Child
- Nurturing – raise your babies in a loving environment.
- Nature – Sing and read to your babies. Don’t allow gadgets before the age of two to develop his/her cognitive skills.
- Nutrition – Give your babies breastmilk in the first year of their life. Give a balanced meal which consists of carbohydrates, protein, and fats plus food that is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Supplementary Vitamins and Minerals is only given to children who has vitamin deficiency OR those who doesn’t get enough vitamins from the food that they eat.
Of course you have to be careful when choosing vitamins and mineral supplements. Appebon Kid has Iron + Vitamin B-Complex (Vitamin B1, B6 and B12) + Lysine. These are the vitamins that can make your kids “Ganado” or boost your kids appetite not only with food but his/her appetite for life!
“Ang batang ganado, batang can do. Ganado sa food, kaya laging can do anuman ang interests nya!”
This scrapbook page shows that my daughter Ykaie is #BatangGanado. She’s ganado at school, she’s ganado to travel, she’s ganado to play, she’s ganado over creative activities like making loomband bracelets, she’s also ganado when it comes to dressing up and helping with household chores!
Thank you so much Appebon for giving us Appebon Kid for Ykaie! Thank you also for the activity book, umbrella, and the paper clay!
Food That Were Served at the Event (Italianni’s BGC)
Like what I said earlier, these are the food that were served during the event..
Our menu was very elegant!
Four Seasons (left) -A season to feast! Crispy romaine lettuce, tomato, green apple, dried berrires, grapes, caramelized walnuts, parmesan. Topped with crispy honey shrimp served with honey mustard dressing.
Sicilian Chicken – Chicken breast, crispy romaine, mangoes, red grapes and walnuts tossed in creamy anchovy dressing
Fried Calamari – Lightly coated with our seasoned flour and fried until tender. Served with our homemade marinara sauce.
Truffle Fries Di Lussi (left) – Fried potato wedges with our special truffle mayonnaise dip for that deluxe experience
We had to choose among our main course. Since it was brunch, I chose the Western Platter composed of Tuscan French toast served with maple syrup, two eggs any style, bacon and sausage.