Thanks to all the lovely mummies and their little ones who joined us for a great afternoon and a special thanks to Ms. Nivine for the collaboration and for hosting this lovely and much needed event!
Our event kicked off with Ms. Nivine El-Alami (Owner and head dietitian at NeeVie Santé Diet Clinic and Catering) addressing our little ones about healthy food, followed by a general yet informative presentation to the moms about :
Children's Healthy Eating Tips. Main notes that she delightfully covered were:
- Definition of toddlers (age 1-3 years old) & Children (age 4-8 years old)
- Growth chart
- Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, Fiber, and mineral intake (Definition, food source, and recommended quantity as per each age category).
- Importance of Physical activities and drinking water
During the presentation Mums raised several concerns such as:
- What's the typical and healthy diet plan for our children?
- What's the normal food portion suitable for each age category?
- How we can assess whether our kids are deficient or not?
Best way to access if your children suffer any terms of deficiency is for your doctor to do a blood test which will help in determining status of each specific nutrients in your child's body. It's very vital to assess children's nutritional status in order to provide them with the appropriate and needed diet plan taking into consideration that children have changing needs ad they grow and develop. Also, other factors to look at and consider are: growth evaluation, feeding behaviour, family history, eating habits, besides mother's nutritional status during her pregnancy and breastfeeding stage.
Most kids will get all the nutrients they need by having a varied and balanced diet, although some may need to add extra supplements.
**(please always verify and check with your own doctor)
While we the mums were filling up on our informative tips during our presentation, the children were engaged in some stimulating activities including coloring and sorting healthy food categories. After which they enjoyed a small cooking session which consisted of healthy energy balls (made of oats, honey, and peanut butter) and topped with dark chocolate chips.
Finally, each child received a quick check on their weight and height before they all went home with a bag of healthy crackers compliments of Santiveri Lebanon .
The lovely crowd :)
Meanwhile, here's a sneak peek :)
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