As kids move up in grade level, their tasks become more mentally and physically demanding. Providing proper nutrition for kids busy in school becomes even more important as they grow older. This will help them sustain their energy throughout the day so they can carry out their many tasks and still be 100% nourished.
Here are healthier ways to help your child be constantly energized:
#1 – Provide a balanced breakfast.
A well-balanced breakfast is one of the best ways for your child to start his day. Serve more proteins like eggs, cheese, ham, and yoghurt for healthier digestion. Add a side of filling fruit like boiled saba or apple. Serve fibrous carbohydrates like wheat breads or serve only a small amount of your child's favorite cereal. Avoid serving too much sweets in the morning as these quickly spike up your child's energy and cause him to get tired early in the day.
#2 – Pack a fiber-filled afternoon snack.
Even if you don't know what your child buys for lunch at the cafeteria, his afternoon snack should, at least, be a nutritious one. Wheat bread or crackers with some peanut butter and banana are one example of a recommendable afternoon snack. Vegetable sticks with garlic yogurt dip or fruit slices are also ideal because its fiber content keeps your child full and energized until dinner. Avoid serving sweet snacks to allow your child's body to wind down for a good night's sleep.
#3 – Serve a light, balanced dinner.
Keep your child's dinner healthier and more nutritious by offering more protein and veggies. Carbohydrates may constitute 1/3 of the entire meal to prevent him from feeling too full to sleep. If you are serving a sweet dessert, allow only one small serving.
Finally, remember to serve the NEW Lactum 3+/6+ with your child's meals. With the essential nutrients found in food groups from the food pyramid, Lactum is made even healthier with Healthy-Nutri Blend** to help make your child 100% nourished*.
*with 3 balanced meals a day
** Fiber, 25% Lower Sucrose vs. previous formulation, Healthy Calorie Blend in line with expert recommendation
(WHO/FAO 2003. Diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases. Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation. WHO: Geneva)"