Children who have extra nutritional needs for growth and development.Nuts are a good source of nutrition for them.
Nuts are a particularly nutritious food :
- RICH in healthy fats
- HIGH in dietary fibre
- A GOOD source of protein
- A WIDE variety of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- A CONVENIENT, healthy and filling snack, teamed with dried fruits
- AN EXCELLENT replacement for snack such as chips, biscuits and lollies.
Heading off weight problems:
Childhood obesity is a major concern these days.
How do nuts help with weight management?
The nutrients in nuts help to :
- SATISFY hunger
- REDUCE overeating
- PROVIDE high-fibre wholefood
- ENHANCE glycemic index (GI) lowering effect.
Set kids up with a healthy heart for life:
Nuts are packed with healthy, heart-smart monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. healthy diet including nuts have a lower risk of heart disease.
Kids and adults need two serving of fruit, five of vegetables and a handful of nuts daily. So start them off the heart-healthy way:
Remember 2 + 5 + A handful – Every Day.
Introducing nuts to your young child:
There are a few things to keep in mind when introducing nuts into your child’s diet:
- introduction of nuts be delayed until 12 months of age to reduce the risk of allergies.
- Whole nuts should not be given to children until after five years of age due to the risk of choking.
- Its great to include smooth nut pastes or ground nuts to other foods.