As your child grows older, he takes on more challenges in school. While this is expected to happen, he may also become tired constantly. Being always too tired is a cause for concern. But, you can help eliminate causes for your child's dwindling energy by taking a healthier route in his daily routine.

See if these are true for your child:

#1 – An overloaded schedule

While sports, piano lessons, or math tutorials are examples of activities kids usually have after school, make sure his schedule is not jam-packed. Schedules, ideally, should have "breathing room" so your child can enjoy a healthier balance of activities, including rest.

#2 – Eating sweets for breakfast

Does your child start his day eating a bowl of sugary cereals? An excessive amount of sugar intake at breakfast causes a spike in energy in the morning and that later leads to tiredness by early afternoon. Pancakes doused in sugary syrup and chocolate spreads with bread should be minimal and partnered with more proteins and fiber for a healthier breakfast.

#3 – Unhealthy sleeping habits

Young kids should have at least 8-9 hours of sleep so they can function well throughout the day. It helps them repair their muscles and rejuvenate their minds so they can focus on lessons the next day. If your child is one who sleeps late at night and wakes up very early, his energy and attention span may be affected. So, be firm with sleeping schedules to help your child feel energized the next day.

Finally, help your child sustain his energy daily by providing him with proper nutrition for kids: three balanced meals a day and a regular serving of the NEW Lactum 3+/6+. With essential nutrients found in food groups from the food pyramid, Lactum 3+/6+ 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)"