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HEALTHY NUTS FOR CHILDREN

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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.

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