What Can I Do For My Picky Eating Child?
3 tips for you to grant a stress-free holiday trip with your kids:
Does kids’ mealtime always put you in pain? Fussy eating habit makes you worry about their nutritional status? In fact, you are not the only one who have these worries. According to Canadian Pediatric Society, approximately 25% to 35% of toddlers and preschoolers are described by their parents as poor or ‘picky’ eaters . Picky eaters usually denote having strong food preferences, consuming an inadequate variety of foods, restricting the intake of some food groups, eating a limited amount of food, or being unwilling to try new foods. Picky eating, seemingly a minor attitude problem, but in fact it will lead to health condition such as food allergies, constipation and undernutrition (stunting/wasting) . Therefore, before your child’s food preferences mature, consider these tips for preventing mealtime battles.
BiO-LiFE Kid’s Colostrum Cal-D Plus Lysine contains Lysine, a type of essential amino acid that our body unable to produce which need to obtain from food sources. Lysine helps to naturally stimulate the appetite, by supporting a proper body metabolism . If there is too little lysine in the diet, loss of appetite may occur. Study also shown that Lysine able to increase the absorption of copper, iron, zinc, and calcium as well as improve children’s weight , height . BiO-LiFE Kid’s Colostrum Cal-D Plus Lysine also contains calcium and vitamin D to give optimum bone formation which is utmost important during growth . Other than that, the colostrum content able to increase children’s immune system especially for gut health. [7,8]
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