Being a young mom is a rewarding but a challenging journey, especially when faced with the task of nourishing, a toddler, a pre-schooler or even a teenager, More so, if they turn out to be fussy eater, the challenge of providing them with a well-balanced nutrient rich diet becomes even more daunting.
As busy moms we tend to prioritize macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, and fats) and believe this is sufficient to take care of the energy needs , growth and protection. Given our lifestyle , skipping meals, eating out more frequently can all lead to for micronutrients deficiency over a period of time without any symptoms
Micronutrient deficiency also known as "hidden hunger," or MiND, refers to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals (iron, folate, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and zinc)in our daily diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined ‘micronutrients’ as nutrients compounds required in very small amounts (< 100 mg/day). MiND is highly prevalent in >62% of urban and semi-urban adults due to wrong eating habits, inadequate diet, and prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia leading to the inadequacy of multiple micronutrients.
Women, infants, young children, and adolescents are vulnerable and most likely to affected by micronutrient malnutrition so understanding what is a balanced diet and what nutrient rich diet is equally important. Children with MiND do not grow fully or develop mentally as per their potential. They have weakened immunity and are prone to infection
Mealtime Struggles: Constant battles at the table can create stress for both the child and the parent, making mealtime a challenging experience.
In this blog post, we will explore effective tricks and tips to a good nutrition great.
Sneak in nutrients : GOODMONK, your family’s secret nutrition mix and a renewed and easy way to solve for hidden hunger
Understanding the Goodness of GOODMONK, as a mother, grandmother and a NZ registered nutritionist
- Gut Happy probiotics (good bacteria) that set the foundation to good nutrition and better nutrient absorption and immunity
- Goodness of Lysine, a limiting essential amino acid in a cereal diet and a a building block for protein to help growth and repair
- Enriched with 8 Minerals and Vitamins, bridging the gap of micro nutrient deficiency
- Magic 13 Nutri-Herbs Family secret mix for Happy Gut, Happy Brain!
Good Nutrition is like GOODMONK , adding goodness every day! Designed with sense and sensibility, backed by science , making it a sprinklers dream!.
Remember, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice, especially if you have concerns about your child's nutrition or growth
About the Author:
Mrs. Mallika Janakiraman
Nutrition Business Strategy Advisor & Consultant
Director, nutrIQ360, New Zealand
18+ years of experience in Pepsi, Nestle, Kellogg’s