19/01/2018 by Admin 0 Comments
National Nutrition Day: Stunting in Children
Hi Friends of SlimGourmet! Do you know that on 25th January, we celebrate National Nutrition Day? In 2018, the theme for National Nutrition Day is Creating Family Independence in The First 1000 Days of Life (HPK) to Prevent Children Stunting.
Prevalence of stunting in Indonesian toddler is high, 36.4%. Stunting isan impaired growth and development that showed when children’s height for age is below normal level, due to poor nutrition intake. The first 1000 days of life period starts from 270 days of pregnancy to the first 730 days when baby born or we can simply count it until children age 2 years old. In that period, it is important to care about children’s nutrition intake and their growth & development progress. Good and balance nutrition intake in those periodcan prevent stunting and malnutrition.
The main causes of stunting are poor nutrition intake, bad maternal nutritional status, repeated infection in the first 1000 days of life, and unhealthy lifestyle. If mother experiences anemia and malnutrition during pregnancy, it will increase the risk of children stunting. Then, when the baby born, breastfeeding quality and children nutrition intake can also affect their growth & development progress.
SlimGourmet cares about nutrition balance during pregnancy and children’s growth that served in our package with proper and controlled portion based on age and personal dietary needs. It is also tasty and has a balanced nutrition that made of fresh ingredients and without preservatives. That way, together we care about children nutrition in Indonesia.
Let’s live healthy, happy, and prosperous with SlimGourmet!