As any time is the right time to get some useful knowledge, this time Nestle via #First1000Days educated the key opinion influencers by the importance of nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.
The awareness in particular was about the first 1,000 days of life (from conception until second year of life) is considered as a crucial period of life during which the nutrition one takes in plays an important role in determining the health of a person later in life. The first two years represent the most critical period of growth and development. For example, most of the brain development is completed by the age of two years and the height that a child has at 2 years is almost half the height that child will have as an adult.
"Nestle has an expertise in nutrition and believes it has a responsibility to share that expertise. We want to promote better health through good nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life. Research shows that children who don’t get proper nutrition in their early years can’t fully develop their physical and cognitive potential and are at an increased risk of poor health as adults."
- Waqar Ahmad, the Head of Corporate Affairs
Taste buds are developed in the first 270 days when the baby is in the womb. #First1000Days— Rabiyah Tungekar (@Rabeeyah) September 12, 2015
#First1000Days of a baby's life are very important when it comes to his mental and physical well being in the long run— Zoha Aamer Khan (@ZohaAamerKhan) September 12, 2015
You achieve 50% of your height by 2 years of age. #First1000days 😮— کشف عاصم (@kashafasim) September 12, 2015
We are losing heights and dignities over the last 5 years. #First1000days— Fatima Malik (@FammaMalik) September 12, 2015
50 percent of your IQ is determined by genes and 50 percent is determined by environmental nutrition. #First1000Days— Mishmah Fazal (@nutella_brownie) September 12, 2015
Over and under nutrition both are malnutrition. #first1000days— فضّٰہ (@FizzaMalick) September 12, 2015
#first1000days 43.8% children has iron deficiency in Pakistan.— Sanam Khan (@chamakpatti) September 12, 2015
By giving your child loose milk you're damaging your child. #first1000days— فضّٰہ (@FizzaMalick) September 12, 2015
#first1000days of a child are most crucial for the rest of physical and mental development but unfortunately the most neglected period.— Sanam Khan (@chamakpatti) September 12, 2015
Food preferences are very important from the very initial stages, for all kids (from newborns to early stages) #first1000days— Noor Unnahar (@Noor_Unnahar) September 12, 2015
This event took place in Karachi on 12th Sept. at Pearl Continental Hotel, attended by prominent bloggers and key opinion influencers who all pledged to use their influence to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child’s life.Did you know spending too much time in front of the tv will make you fat? The more you know. #First1000days— Ray (@RabyaAhmed) September 12, 2015
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