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The importance of balanced nutrition and diet Expert Chat

The importance of balanced nutrition and diet – Transcript

A healthy balanced diet is essential to support children’s all-round health at a critical time of their development in childhood, teenage years and into adulthood.

Children’s diet should provide a variety of foods including carbohydrates such as potatoes and pasta, proteins such as meat, fish and eggs, fibre like beans and pulses and dairy products or dairy alternative. Children should also eat 5 portions of vegetables and fruit a day in order to get adequate levels of nutrients for their health and development. It’s important to minimise processed food and sugary foods should remain a treat.

Latest statistics highlight that:

  • Children in the UK aged 4-10 years only consume 10% of the weekly 140g portion of oily fish recommended by the Government, according to the National Diet and Nutrition survey.
  • 8% of children aged 11 to 18 years met the 5-A-Day recommendation for fruit and vegetable consumption

Children could lack essential nutrients such as vitamin A, C and D and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Supplements containing key vitamins, minerals or Omega-3 fatty acids can help children who struggle to eat a balanced diet to achieve adequate nutrient levels.

Haliborange is the UK’s N1 kid’s vitamins brand trusted by parents. We offer products tailored from 1 month to 12 years+ available in a variety of formats like liquids, softies and chewys, so there is an option to meet the family’s needs.

We know taste is key to ensure that kids take the supplements that’s why we have the range of softies in delicious flavours kids love.

At Haliborange we understand that during the first 12 years of life nutritional requirements are particularly high. That’s why we have specially formulated products for kids 3-12 years to help support health and wellbeing.


Sources/references

NHS Choices – The Eatwell Guide
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/the-eatwell-guide.aspx

NHS Choices – 5 a day
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/5ADAY/Pages/5ADAYhome.aspx

National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Results from Years 5 and 6 (combined) of the Rolling Programme (2012/2013 – 2013/2014). Published September 2016 PHE publications gateway number: 2016248 – page 14

Children and Young People Statistics. British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group

Department of Public Health, University of Oxford; May 2013.

Data on file, U&A study. MMR research 2014

Nielson data 52 w/e 3-Dec-16

Food supplements are intended to supplement the diet and should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.


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