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