“Start Healthy. Stay Healthy” is Nestle Pakistan’s latest initiative. Start Healthy Stay Healthy is an awareness campaign about educating people about the importance of nutrition in the #First1000Days of child’s life.
Nestle Pakistan arranged informative meetup at Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi and Lahore about #First1000Days in collaboration with The Digital Factory.
Dr. Huma Fahim, Medical Advisor in Nestlé Nutrition gave informative presentations in these events.
I couldn’t attend theses meetup but I had a close look on these events through various social sites. Here I’ll be sharing some facts which were discussed in these events.
– Only 1.6% of the mothers know about the importance of Zinc in child’s nutrition.
– 43.8% children in Pakistan are suffering from Iron deficiency.
– 40% children in Pakistan are suffering from Iron deficiency.
– Under-nutrition and over-nutrition both are Malnutrition.
– 80% of the stunted children live in 14 countries and Pakistan is ranked 3rd in them.
– We have lost 4 inches of average human height in 5 decades in Pakistan.
– A child exposed to DHA has better learning abilities.
– Pakistan is the 9th biggest country with most over-weighted people.
– We gain 50% of our height in #First1000Days of life.
– Weaning (Introduction to solid foods) should be started when child is 6 months because in 6 months, Iron and Zinc goes down in mother’s milk.
– 50% of our children have chronic malnutrition.
– Taste buds developed in the first 270 days when the baby is in the womb.
– Iron deficiency causes a child’s IQ to decrease by 1-2 points.
– 80% of Brain and IQ development of a child is done in first 2 years of life.
– Pakistan lies in the top 14 countries that have malnutrition diseases.
– Breastfeeding is recommended during first six months of life.
– Cow milk makes babies obese and can cause iron deficiency.
– 35% of the deaths are caused by malnutrition.
– 40% of Pakistani women are obese.
I appreciate this innovative campaign by Nestle Pakistan. This educates people about the child health problems.
For more updates about this campaign follow #First1000Days on social sites.