As a parent, you want what’s best for your child — and that includes making sure he gets the nutrition he needs to develop into a strong and healthy person. Nutrition does not only affect your child's physical development, it also influences his cognitive and neurological development.
“Children who don’t get proper nutrition may run a risk of stunted growth and delayed brain development, hampering their cognitive growth,” says Ms Jenny Ng, principal dietician and CEO of Mind Your Diet, a nutrition consultancy.
THROUGH THE YEARS
Your child's nutritional needs will change as he grows and develops. Here is what you can expect at different stages of your child's life, from birth to age six.