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Start Healthy, Stay Healthy

Start Healthy, Stay Healthy

Start Healthy, Stay Healthy #First1000days
#First1000days Start Healthy Stay Healthy is basically a very strong and important campaign by Nestle Pakistan which emphasize on the importance of Proper Nutritional intake in the first 1000 days of child’s life. 
 Last month Nestle Pakistan organized a meet up on 12th of September
 to draw attention on how important this time of life is for mother and a child.
This 1000 day count starts from the conception of pregnancy and ends at her child’s second birthday. Studies shows that taking care of nutrition during these 1000 days may have profound impact on young ones ability to learn & grow. 

Waqar Ahmad, the Head of Corporate Affairs, Said, “Nestle has an expertise in nutrition and believes it has a responsibility to share that expertise. We want to promote better health through good nutrition in the first 1000 days of life. Research shows that children who don’t get proper nutrition in their early  years can’t fully develop their physical and cognitive potential and are at an increased risk of poor health as adults.”
Every mother tries to make sure that she provides her child the absolute best, this is only possible when a mother is well aware of the importance of proper nutrition & how devastating malnutrition is. Studies shows that ” Around the world, roughly half of all child deaths can be attributed to malnutrition, with 3.1 Million young children dying every year from related causes. Another nearly 200 Million are chronically malnourished and suffer from serious, often irreversible, physical and cognitive damage.” Source
outcome of Nestle Pakistan Start Healthy, Stay Healthy campaign is to pay
attention onto these three things.

  1.  During
    Pregnancy mother should take nutritious healthy diet & parental vitamins.

  2.  After
    the baby’s birth she should opt to breast feed the child, as it’s the best for the child and has tendency to protect from infections and many diseases. 

  3.   Once child reaches
    toddler age mother should start introducing semi solid and solid foods that
    contain proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential fats.

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