It’s Time to Check Nutrition in Indian Kids for their Strong Immunity!

Immunity & Nutrition Check

I am a concerned & exhausted mother of a 4-year-old boy. Due to the current situation, we are in a state of lockdown in India. We have been staying indoors with no school and no visit to the playground. Even though I am trying my best to keep my child safe, I am still worried about his health. Because I am not sure if his immune system is strong enough to fight off such infectious diseases. It’s time to check nutrition in Indian kids for their strong immunity!

The only right thing to do now is to work on strengthening our kid’s immunity by all means. One of the best ways is ensuring they get the right nutrition. But it is definitely not the easiest way considering the eating habits of kids nowadays. And that’s why there’s a need for a nutrition check! Another way to build their immunity is by teaching them the importance of maintaining hygiene.

Nutrition is an important factor influencing a child’s growth and immunity!

With the current situation, we need to be sure that our kids have a strong immune system. It's time to check nutrition in Indian kids!


Why do we need to check nutrition in Indian kids?

So, a few days back while on a group chat I asked my friends to share their reasons why they think their child is not getting enough nutrition. And here are the 5 common points from that discussion-

  1. Most of the kids nowadays are fussy eaters.
  2. Many kids have developed poor eating habits early on in life.
  3. Parents/family members give in to the child’s demands of junk food.
  4. Not getting enough essential nutrients through a regular diet.
  5. Being in a nuclear family & parents working, it gets difficult to provide complete balanced nutrition to kids.

Now, it was time to address the main problem. And, I was amazed to learn some really helpful tips to bridge the nutritional gap & boost immunity. We all agreed that it’s a vicious cycle which starts with inadequate nutrition which leads to impaired immunity & infections. And this may further cause a delay in growth too.

Better Immunity, Better Growth!

Hence, we all have decided to take some necessary steps to ensure that our kids grow right. Also, looking at the current scenario, it’s necessary to teach our kids the importance of maintaining hygiene.

I am now using this opportunity of home quarantine to help my son build strong immunity. Here are some steps I am following to make sure my child stays safe & healthy.

  1. I involve my son in talks around healthy foods & healthy eating.
  2. We are also doing some fun activities to learn about nutrients for healthy growth.
  3. Nemit loves helping me in the kitchen, so I try to show him how we prepare healthy food.
  4. Focussing on immunity-boosting foods & involving them in our daily diet. 
  5. We are now strictly following the meal routine of 3 meals and 3 snacks.

Apart from this, I am also giving him a glass of PediaSure daily to cover up any nutritional gaps. You too can #StaySureWithPediaSure. PediaSure has 37 nutrients that support growth, brain development, and immunity.


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Also, I am encouraging proper hand-washing using soap & water or sanitizer to prevent the spread of viruses and other types of infections.

So, this is how I am working towards building a strong immune system for my son. Do you think it is time for a nutrition check for kids? What steps are you taking to bridge the nutritional gap and build immunity in your kids? Share your ideas with me in the comments below.

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    Ramya Ravindra Barithaya April 24, 2020 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Nice tips

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      Neha Sharma May 5, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by.

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    Rajshree May 8, 2020 at 12:39 am - Reply

    I completely agree with you! My nephew is a fussy eater as well and we have been meaning to take him for a nutrition and immunity check.

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      Neha Sharma May 9, 2020 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Most kids are fussy eaters, you can consult with his paediatrician and start giving PediaSure, it has 37 vital nutrients which are important for the child’s growth.

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    Alpana May 8, 2020 at 2:24 am - Reply

    I would say Neha, not just for Indian kids but for kids everywhere, nutrition check is always one of the important point. Luckily, we don’t have lockdown so, we can still walk on trails and go biking while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. But yes, earlier how they used to play outside is not possible in the current situation.

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      Neha Sharma May 9, 2020 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Right, nutrition is the biggest concern of any parent around the world. And it’s even more important in these difficult times.

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    Anahita Irani May 8, 2020 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    We all worry about our kids and their immunity. Getting proper nutrients which fortify their growth and build their immune system is utmost important in times like these.

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      Neha Sharma May 9, 2020 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      Absolutely, and one way to make sure that the child gets all the nutrition is by giving them a supplement like PediaSure, of course only after consulting their paediatrician.

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    Cindy Dsilva May 9, 2020 at 12:53 am - Reply

    True. Plus the kids copy the parents first. So if the parents are only not eating healthy and resorting to junk food due to time constraints, the child cannot learn otherwise.

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    Varsh May 9, 2020 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Kids learn fast and good habits formed at a young age are always helpful in the long run. Eating healthy and nutritious food is crucial and Pediasure makes this job easy for moms.

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      Neha Sharma May 9, 2020 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      I totally agree with you, PediaSure has come as a saviour for moms like me.

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        Anita May 9, 2020 at 10:57 pm - Reply

        I agree that a healthy diet is crucial for healthy immunity I kids.This is a resource that will help all parents be aware and take the right decisions on time .

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          Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:29 pm - Reply

          Thanks Anita

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    Mayuri Nidigallu May 9, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Yes, immunity is something parents worry about when it comes to their kids, and rightly so. A supplement like Pediasure can put a parent’s mind and worry to rest.

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      Neha Sharma May 9, 2020 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      Yes, I was always worried about Nemit’s weak immunity until our doctor suggested giving him PediaSure.

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    Dipika Singh May 10, 2020 at 12:33 am - Reply

    Due to fussy eating, kid loses the most important nutrition and immunity building dietary requirements.Glad to read the details about nutrition for fussy eaters and smaller kids.

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:28 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Dipika

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    Judy Morris May 10, 2020 at 2:15 am - Reply

    Immunity is very important especially in kids. You are following some great ways to imbibe the reason behind immunity to the kid. Like I really like the idea of doing fun activities with kids.

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks Judy

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    jhilmil May 10, 2020 at 4:16 am - Reply

    I think kids around the globe have a natural tendency to hate the veggies in the meal. Even I use supplement like Pediasure at home to make up for the 37 nutrients in the meal.

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      With PediaSure, I am sure that my child is getting all the essential nutrients which he may have missed in his diet.

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    Tina Basu May 10, 2020 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Nutrition for kids is so important and when they refuse to eat certain things it is such a pain for he mom. Pediasure has been helping us too in this nutrition journey.

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:24 pm - Reply

      Glad to know that, Tina 🙂 PediaSure is definitely the first choice of mothers around the world.

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    Amrit Kaur May 10, 2020 at 9:50 am - Reply

    It is essential to provide right nutrition in balanced diet to kids so that they build up strong immunity and have healthier body.

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:21 pm - Reply

      That’s right, a balanced diet is a key to healthy and strong kids.

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    Richa sharma May 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Yes I know this is my concern as well. We all want to provide our kids proper nutrition. That’s we keep trying many things

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      Neha Sharma May 12, 2020 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Yes, keeping a check on nutrition is important so that we can bridge any nutritional gaps.

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