How To Prevent Deficiencies And Malnutrition Among Children

When we have children, we want to do the best for them at all times and make sure they are happy, healthy and looked after.

Our children are our whole world and looking after them in the best possible us way is the best thing you can do for them.

There are different ways to make sure they are healthy. Here are some top tips to implement if you haven’t already. 

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Have Healthy After School Snacks

When children finish school and come home after a day of learning they are normally ravenous and just want lots of snacks.

Sometimes they might get a treat but other times if left to their own choice and judgement could be filling up on unhealthy snacks and then, in turn, won’t eat their dinner later on that evening.

If you are prepared and have some time before they come home from school, perhaps set up a few options for them to choose from or have something prepared that they can dig into when they get in.

Here are some ideas for you to try:

  • Home-made fruit and granola bars
  • Apple and peanut butter
  • Fruit salad
  • Vegetable sticks and hummus 
  • Yogurt which could be topped with some fruit, nuts and seeds
  • Carrot chips
  • Protein balls

Think About Their Medical Needs

Another way to look after their health is to stay on top of medical appointments. This could involve going to the dentist for routine check-ups that helps prevent issues that come along further down the line.

This could include going to the doctor when they aren’t well, and to get shots, as well as seeing the eye doctor and any specialists for on-going health issues they are dealing with.

If they become ill after eating something, be sure to get them looked at and to also look at the food they ate.

Sometimes brands will recall food back which could have harmful toxins which can make your child ill, in these cases, you can also seek support from a defective products attorney

Think About Their Mental Health Needs

Just like adults, children also suffer from mental health issues. In today’s world, it seems to be more and more apparent in younger and younger children.

The world is online and they are constantly exposed to things online which can upset them, make them compare themselves to others as well as be the victim of cyberbullying.

It is important to talk to your children about mental health, and their feelings and if they do experience any of it then come to you and talk about it.

Provide a safe space they can open up and won’t be judged or get in trouble. Schooling can also be quite stressful for children and they may find it quite overwhelming in some instances.

In this case, you may benefit from letting them have a mental health day off school where they can just relax, blow off some steam and re-center themselves for when they go back so they are in a better headspace. 

Have A Good Bedtime Routine 

Sleep is so important, it’s when our bodies rest and recover. Children need a good amount of sleep as they are still growing and developing so much.

A good way to help them get a good night’s sleep is by implementing a good bedtime routine.

About an hour or so before bed got want to make sure they are off screens, being on screens can make your brain still very active and can make it hard for children to fall asleep.

Then, in that time before bed, make sure they have had a bath if they need one. If they don’t, then just make sure they wash their hands and face alongside brushing their teeth. This is another part of looking after them.

Brushing their teeth twice a day to make sure their teeth are clean and looked after, especially when they start to get their adult teeth coming in.

Then it would be time to have some wind-down time from reading a book or just having a little play with some toys in their room. 

Have A Good Morning Routine

Just as a good bedtime routine is important so is a good morning routine. It sets them up for the day and as the parents, it is your responsibility to make sure they are doing everything they need to.

This would be things like brushing their teeth and hair, washing their hands and face and getting a filling and healthy breakfast in them.