Maximising Kids' Growth

Milk builds strong bones and teeth and maximises bone gain. It is a good source of protein, calcium, and several minerals and vitamins.

Watching your child grow is one of the many rewarding experiences of parenthood.

Experiencing their development from their first steps and words, to watching them become little persons sparks joy in any parent.

For children to grow, they need the right amount of nutrient and calorie intake to reach their optimal growth and development – too little or too much could be detrimental to their health and well-being.

However, Malaysian children are experiencing both stunting and obesity.

The National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019 reported that childhood stunting in Malaysian children below the age of five has increased from 17.7% in 2015 to 21.8% in 2019, while almost one-third of children (29.8%) between the ages of five and 17 are overweight (15.0%) or obese (14.8%).

The Malaysian Dietary Guidelines for Children and Adolescents 2013 recommends that children’s daily diet consists of foods based on the Malaysian food pyramid and based on caloric needs.

Boys and girls aged three year should consume 1,000 calories a day; between four and six years, 1,300 calories: and those who are from seven to nine, 1,800 calories (boys) and 1,600 calories (girls).

According to the Malaysian food pyramid, carbohydrates is the body's main source of energy making up 50% of total daily energy intake and promotes healthy bowel movements.

While located at the bottom of the food pyramid, good sources of carbohydrates are essentials such as cereals, wheat, corn, rice, barley, oats and millet. And one should include as much whole grain as he can.

Flipping the pyramid on its head, the top of the pyramid which houses fat, oil, sugar and salt should be taken in small amounts.

Wholefoods such as vegetables and fruits are packed with vitamins and minerals and a good source of fibre.

A good source of protein – the body’s building block – is legumes which provide protein rich in vitamin B, iron, folate and zinc. It is a starchy food that can serve as an excellent source of dietary fibre.

Opt for meat and poultry that are low in fat and cholesterol. Remove the chicken skin before cooking or choose lean meat. Eat fish more frequently and if possible daily.

Milk builds strong bones and teeth and maximises bone gain from an early age and should be consumed every day and at whatever age.

It is also high in protein, calcium, minerals and vitamins such as vitamin A, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and zinc.

Aimed at helping children get adequate nutrients, DUTCH LADY MaxGro is specifically developed to support children’s optimal growth.

In its latest formulation for the young, DUTCH LADY MaxGro is a milk-based formula dietary food for children from age one to nine. It will be launched by the end of the year.

DUTCH LADY MaxGro is specifically formulated to support children meeting 80% of their daily recommended nutrient intake (RNI) for Malaysia 2017, for selected nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc and, vitamin A, D3, E, K1, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, and C.

Important nutrients are embedded in this formulation such as calcium for strong bones and vitamin D for optimal calcium absorption.

Other nutrients found in this milk formula include iron, magnesium as well as vitamins A, D, E, C and B for healthy growing children.

It also contains DHA and nine essential amino acids (9EAA), which would form solid building blocks for strong bones and muscles.

For more information and to get free samples of the new DUTCH LADY MaxGro, visit here.

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