Helping toddlers stay healthy by Professor Berthold Koletzko, MD

little boy eating with a huge, happy smile

Nutrition and physical activity are important for a child’s health and well-being. A balanced family diet can generally cover a toddler’s particular nutritional needs.

However, recent surveys indicate that toddlers throughout Europe are often not receiving a sufficient amounts of nutrients, in particular with respect to vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and, in some countries, iodine. It is therefore important that parents keep the following guidelines to hand when planning their child’s diet: Generous amounts of fluids, preferably water or other unsweetened/sugar-free drinks Generous amounts of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and potatoes Moderate amounts of animal-based foods such as milk, meat, fish and eggs Limited amounts only of sugar, sweets, salt, saturated fats, and processed snack foods Some children may Read more

Best Doctors: A Family Affair

Aarya’s father turned to Best Doctors for support, advice and a second medical opinion

The good health of our families and loved ones is extremely important to us but ever the more is that of our children.

In honour of Universal Children’s Day 2016, celebrated every year on the 20th of November, Best Doctors would like to take a moment to reflect on the excellent work our international team of experts does for our member’s families and young ones.

The Best Doctors second opinion services are available for not only the insurance policy holder but his or her family members as well*. Peace of mind promotes a healthier lifestyle and our network of doctors is here to assist.

17% of second medical opinions conducted with Best Doctors results in a rediagnosis and 35% of patients are recommended an alternative course of treatment. Our youngest members are also a true testament to the benefits of Best Doctors’ services.

The good health of our families and loved ones is extremely important to us but ever the more is that of our children. In honour of Universal Children’s Day 2016, celebrated every year on the 20th of November, Best Doctors would like to take a moment to reflect on the excellent work our international team of experts does for our member’s families and young ones. The Best Doctors second opinion services are available for not only the insurance policy holder but his or her family members as well*. Peace of mind promotes a healthier lifestyle and our network of doctors is here Read more

Helping toddlers stay healthy

little boy holding out an apple out toward the camera

Yesterday marked the United Nations’ 4th annual Global Day of Parents, and today we are pleased to provide insight for keeping little ones at their healthiest from a expert in paediatrics.

Professor Berthold Koletzko, MD Nutrition and physical activity are important for a child’s health and well-being. A balanced family diet can generally cover a toddler’s particular nutritional needs. However, recent surveys indicate that toddlers throughout Europe are often not receiving a sufficient amounts of nutrients, in particular with respect to vitamin D, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and, in some countries, iodine. It is therefore important that parents keep the following guidelines to hand when planning their child’s diet: Generous amounts of fluids, preferably water or other unsweetened/sugar-free drinks Generous amounts of plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains and potatoes Moderate amounts of Read more