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The 10 Signs of Good Nutrition

We want what’s best for our children and it all starts with good nutrition. Good nutrition is the key to your child’s successful development. Use this helpful guide to recognize the 10 Signs of Good Nutrition in your child.

Appropriate Height & Weight

Your children's appropriate weight in relation to both age and height is a sign of good nutrition and their healthy growth. For a better assessment of this ratio, consult a pediatrician.

Although genetics play an important role in your child's height, adequate high-quality protein in the diet is essential for optimal growth and development. NIDO® 1+ is made with nonfat milk which includes high-quality proteins. One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ has 6 grams of the recommended daily value for protein.

Strong Bones

Strong bones are evidenced by your child’s physique and a pediatrician’s review. Strong bones and muscles allow your growing children to be better equipped to participate in physical activities, which in turn contribute to stronger bones and muscles.

NIDO® 1+ milk drink has both calcium and vitamin D, important nutrients that help build stronger, healthier bones. In fact, one 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink provides 35% of your child’s recommended daily value for calcium, and 15% of their recommended daily value for vitamin D.

Healthy Skin

Healthy skin is an important sign of good nutrition in children and vitamin A supports the maintenance and repair of your child’s skin.

One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink will provide your child with 15% of their recommended daily value for vitamin A.

Good Vision

It is important to have your child’s vision routinely evaluated when they visit the pediatrician’s office. Take care of your child’s vision by incorporating vitamin A into their diet, which supports good vision.

One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink will provide your child with 15% of their recommended daily value for vitamin A.

Muscle Development

Muscle development is an important sign that your child is both well-nourished and is exercising properly. Although genetics play an important role in your child's height, adequate high-quality protein in the diet is essential for optimal growth and development. Proteins are the building blocks of the body that help tissue growth as well.

NIDO® 1+ has high-quality milk protein. One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ will provide your child with 6 grams, or 37% of their recommended daily value for protein.

Strong Teeth

Healthy and clean teeth are proof that your children's nutritional intake and habitual dental hygiene are good. Your child will eventually lose their milk or ‘baby’ teeth, which are then replaced by adult teeth. Calcium and vitamin D play important roles in supporting strong, healthy teeth.

One serving of NIDO® 1+ contains 35% of the daily value for calcium and 15% of the daily value for vitamin D, which are important nutrients that help build stronger, healthier bones and teeth.

Shiny Hair

Shiny hair is a sign of a well-nourished child. Seafood such as tuna and salmon support shiny hair because they are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Foods that contain vitamin E and iron also support shiny hair. Good sources of vitamin E include nuts and seeds, and good sources of iron include lean meats and beans.

One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink will provide your child with 25% of their recommended daily value for vitamin E.

Healthy Nails

Strong and healthy fingernails are a good indication that your child is getting the right amount of nutrients they need. Nails should appear uniform in color and free of discoloration.

Health professionals recommend getting plenty of vitamins A and D, and calcium to support strong and healthy nails. One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink will provide your children with 15% of their recommended daily value for vitamins A and D, and 35% of their recommended daily value for calcium.

Sleeping Soundly

Sleeping well is a sign that your child is receiving good nutrition all through the day. It is essential for their growth and development, because many important physical and mental processes such as the release of growth hormones to stimulate the growth of bones, cartilages and tissues - takes place while they sleep.

Children who get enough sleep will develop better memory, concentration and longer attention spans. They are also less prone to behavioral problems and moodiness. A warm cup of NIDO® 1+ milk before bedtime makes for a great way to help support your child’s healthy sleep habits.

Being Active & Alert

Attentiveness is one sign that your child is getting good nutrition through a healthy diet of nutrients essential for body and brain development. Intellectual development is in fact one of the most significant milestones of growth in early childhood. This stage requires the best nourishment possible - especially iron.

NIDO® 1+ provides iron, zinc, B vitamins and vitamin C to help support growth and development. One 8 fl oz glass of NIDO® 1+ milk drink provides 20%* of your child's daily needs for iron, 25%* of the DV for zinc, between 10 – 20%* of the DV for B vitamins and 30%* of the DV for vitamin C.

*Percent Daily Values are for children less than 4 years of age. Click here to read the full Nutrition Facts for NIDO® 1+

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