Important Key Benefits of the Food Pyramid for Kids

Food pyramids, flags, banners, wheels or charts provide general guidelines to help parents understand what a complete and balanced diet looks like. In principle, a balanced diet must consist of 3 to 5 food groups (Grains, Fruits & Vegetables, Proteins, Dairy, Fats & Sugars) and possible alternatives (eg. Pediasure 3+) in every meal. Just remember to base nutrition on needs rather than wants to complement your child’s growing bodies.1, 7

Food Pyramid vs. Healthy Plate Model

The pyramid model is a type of food chart that shows what items you should eat most of till what you should limit. It can include estimated measurements of fats, vitamins, and minerals, proteins and carbohydrates for your children.1, 2, 3

The plate model colorfully represents (easily replicable with real food) the proportions of foods from each of the 5 food groups we should be eating across the day. It does not show too much detail, as it already assumes most of the food items (eg. fats, salts, sugars) are in each individual dish as ingredients.1, 2, 4

Food pyramid Helps Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits

It may seem like young children have an endless supply of energy to run around and keep parents on their toes. Children need a lot of energy and growing bodies require a lot of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and fats for optimal potential.1, 2, 3 Following a Food Pyramid or using the Healthy Plate model will help your child develop good relations with food.  With the Food Pyramid as the research and the My Healthy plate as the execution, it is a little less hectic for parents to complete and balance their child’s nutrition. Keep in mind that these are guides and each individual child’s needs are different. Sometimes the Pyramid style can vary according to the culture you are raising your child.5

How Pediasure 3+’s benefits can play a part

Food Pyramid is a guide so that your child gets required nutrients like Vitamins A, D, E, K, and protein for amino acids for general well being. Since it is a guide only, due to either picky eating, allergies, and other restrictions, sometimes food alone for nutrition is not enough. This is where Pediasure 3+ comes into play.6 PediaSure 3+, available in powder form, now comes enhanced with Arginine, and Natural Vitamin K2 in its 37 nutrients to help support your child achieve optimal height potential.8 Available in child favorite flavors of strawberry and vanilla, your child will never miss a growing moment even while snacking. For children who prefer a less sweet taste but enjoy the same benefits, try Pediasure 3+ Sucrose Free. To never miss a growing moment even while snacking, Pediasure is available as Pediasure RPB Ready To Drink format.7

The nurturing skills you develop as a parent provide an excellent foundation to build upon. But if you are ever worried that your child’s diet is too limiting, the new and improved complete balanced child nutrition supplement Pediasure 3+ can help. Once you understand your child’s nutritional needs with the Food Pyramid or The Plate, you can take the steps to improve healthy eating habits. Visit Pediasure Myanmar today to sign up for samples.