Is My Child At Risk?
Hidden Hunger Is Often Invisible
Your child may appear healthy but might be suffering from negative impacts on health and wellbeing. For example, they may be stunted, have poor night vision or suffer frequently from illness.
Use The Nutrimeter Diet Assessment Tool
Some warning signs you could spot are loss of appetite, lethargy, and breathlessness, often associated with iron deficiency. Use the Nutrimeter online food test to assess if your child is getting the nutrition they need. It evaluates your inputted diet to assess the gaps in requirements and intake of micronutrients. You can also use the Nutrimeter ongoing to keep a close watch on your child’s daily nutritional needs and adjust their diet accordingly.
What Can I Do?
The Power Of Micronutrients
You can help reduce the risk of Hidden Hunger by managing your child’s micronutrient intake. Micronutrients are the essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for good health, growth and development. Although needed in small quantities, they play an essential role in good nutrition for children. Micronutrients allow the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other important substances for healthy growth and development.
Inadequate intake of micronutrients can impact healthy growth in children. In extreme circumstances, Micronutrient deficiency can lead to stunted growth, impaired mental function, or hinder the development of strong immune systems. It can also raise the risk of anaemia, often caused by a lack of iron.