In this post I will talk about the importance of children catching up on lost growth.
Importance of Nutrition
As parents, we always look out for the best available options and choices for our child. However, as working parents with full-fledged careers, it becomes difficult to spend as much time with out child as we may want, although we may try our best. Especially when a child is 3-4 years or older, we wonder whether he is getting enough food at home, whether he is getting the right food and whether he is getting the desired amount of nutrition.
Many a times when parents come home late in the evening, they order in food – perhaps a pizza or Chinese food, which the child also has with the parent. Or sometimes along with his parents the child has burgers and pani-puris, and develops a distaste for milk, traditional food, vegetables and fruits and becomes fussy about his food habits. How does one ensure proper nutrition in such a scenario?
Nutrition is the most important aspect of social and economic development of a country. As per Panigrahi and Das :
Adequate nutrition is necessary in early childhood to ensure healthy growth, proper functioning of organs, strong immune system, and neurological and cognitive development … Undernutrition manifests itself in different forms in children such as wasting (indicator of acute undernutrition) or stunting (indicator of chronic undernutrition) or underweight (combined indicator for both acute and chronic undernutrition).
As per World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, childhood stunting was “a great unrecognised disaster”, adding that countries which failed to invest in early child development would be left behind in an increasingly complex, digital world .
Another reason for lagging behind in terms of weight and height could be because of “fussy eating, illness or for several other possible reasons. Growth lost in early childhood requires specialised nutrition in order to catch up, but parents must make sure that adequate nutrition is provided so that catch up growth happens.”
Catching up on Lost Growth
Lost growth leads to psychological and confidence issues in a child, and also to a lot of anxiety for parents. At a global level, as much as $ 177 billion could be lost because of poor child growth, as per a recent scientific study by Harvard University. Therefore it is important that children catch up on lost growth as this will be beneficial across the board at all levels – to the child, his parents and to the nation.
A child who is lagging behind on growth requires more nutrition to catch up on their lost growth. Is there any solution to this problem of loss growth?
Yes there is. It is a solution we all know but in a new and advanced avatar – Horlicks Growth+.
Some of the unique features of Horlicks Growth+ are given below:
- Horlicks Growth+ offers advanced nutrition for growth and development of children aged 3-9 years.
- Horlicks Growth+ has been designed and tested by experts, and is clinically proven to increase height & weight in 6 months.
- Has been developed to optimise growth without causing obesity in children.
- Contains essential amino acids and immunity boosting nutrients like Vitamin A, C and D.
- Contains high quality whey protein.
- Contains essential amino acids Arginine, Glutamic acid, Leucine and Lysine
All these factors ensure that a child does not lag behind in terms of height and weight, and that he catches up on lost growth.
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- Undernutrition and Its Correlates among Children of 3–9 Years of Age Residing in Slum Areas of Bhubaneswar, India
Ansuman Panigrahi and Sai Chandan Das
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