They say mothers know best but sometimes, even mothers need help when it comes to making the right decisions for their child, especially when it comes to their health. It is normal for moms to seek child care advice and parenting tips from experts as well as from family and friends with parental experience. However, there will be instances when they would end up more confused and less confident to make a decision after hearing varying recommendations or contradicting views.
To help moms choose what’s best for their children, milk brand Nido 3+ launched #CheckTheLabel, an educational campaign to encourage parents to read and have a better understanding of food labels, so they can make smarter and healthier choices for their child. By checking the label, moms can verify nutritional claims, compare brands, and choose which one offers the best value for money.
How to read food labels
When checking food labels, take a look at the ingredients which are listed in the order of highest to lowest quantity. Watch out for health-sensitive ingredients such as sugar, salt, saturated fat, and sodium. When it comes to these, moderation is always key to better prevent the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related diseases.
Next, review the nutrition facts. It is important to go through each one to determine whether or not a particular food product meets the daily nutritional requirements of children, especially during their crucial growing-up years. Knowing the nutritional content can determine if a child is eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Another good reason to check the label is to identify nutrients that are unique to a brand. Not all food products like milk are created the same, so choose the one that provides for your child’s needs, and more.
Lending her voice and support to the campaign celebrity mom Sarah Lahbati. Having experienced the same challenge when it was time for her to choose a growing-up milk for son Zion when he turned three, the first-time mom learned that the best way for her to make a decision was to do research herself and check the labels on her options.
She advised, “Everyone will have opinions on what will be best for your child. So how do you really know what is best for him? Simple—#CheckMoMuna, #CheckTheLabel!”