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Abbott unveils PediaSure’s Cookies & Cream variant for kids two and up
Monday, 21 May, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Mumbai
Abbott has launched PediaSure in a new flavour - Cookies and Cream - for children two years and above. Packed with 37 vital nutrients, it provides complete and balanced nutrition for a growing child at nutritional risk and supports a child's growing height, weight and energy requirements.

Two servings - one in the morning and the other in the evening - of PediaSure go a long way towards building immunity as well as physical and brain development in children. Moreover, the new flavour is great for children who are very selective in their taste preferences.

With summers in full swing, and schools closed for holidays, it is the perfect time to keep activity levels up and good health at its peak for school-going kids. At the launch event, actor Lara Dutta, mother to a six-year-old, spoke about the importance of optimum nutrition in holistic child growth.

"During summers, my daughter is filled with ideas – to play new games, places to go and have a lot of uninterrupted fun. I am sure all young ones look forward to the summer break the same way. While children are excited about holidays, parents often stress about how they can engage them effectively and ensure that they eat right,” she added.

“My daughter has very strong taste preferences, and I am on the look out for food options that are not just healthy, but also tasty and packed with nutrients,” stated Dutta.

Amal Kelshikar, country head and general manager - India, Abbott Nutrition, shared, “We understand how parents worry about their kids’ complete nutrition and growth, particularly so in the summer break, when mealtime discipline becomes flexible and play time takes centrestage.”

“PediaSure is the number one brand recommended by pediatricians all around the world. PediaSure is a scientifically-proven supplement to improve linear growth without excess weight gain in children at nutritional risk,” he added.

“We have added to PediaSure a delicious twist, with the new Cookies and Cream flavour that will appeal to every child’s palate while offering them the healthy nutrition they need,” Kelshikar said.

“Summer is not just a season – it is an opportunity to refresh, relax, learn and grow for kids. I often meet moms who come to me for advice on a balanced diet for their kids,” said Dr Indu Khosla, practicing pediatrician, Cloudnine Hospital.
“I always recommend a lot of outdoor play, minimal screen time on television and phone, and most importantly, I tell them not to lose focus on balanced nutrition,” she added.

“Children’s diets should be wholesome, healthy and have the right blend of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals to support their growth and development needs,” said Dr Khosla.

“A child’s formative years, between the ages of two and six, lay the foundation for motor, cognitive, social, and emotional skills for life,” said Dr Eileen Canday, head of the department, nutrition and dietetic department, Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital, at the launch.

“During this period, children witness rapid linear growth, continued development of organs and neural expansion. Therefore, this is the time when children have specific nutritional requirements and high-energy needs,” she added.

“Along with a variety of foods to ensure a balanced diet, for some children it is imperative to introduce an oral nutrition supplement formulated to take care of nutrient requirements for this age so that they do not miss out on overall growth,” said Dr Canday.

PediaSure Cookies and Cream is available at most major retailers across the country and online.
 
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