The pitter patter of a baby's feet is the sweetest sound for the parents especially for the mom. Did you know that the first 1000 days, i.e. from pregnancy to a child's second birthday, is the most crucial period in a mom's and baby's life? Well, various researches have proved that meeting age-specific nutritional needs during the first 1000 days of life will positively influence short and long-term health outcomes. Individual nutritional needs for each stage of growth have to be met through a rich, varied and balanced diet. Giving him or her the best nutrition to ensure the finest mental development is crucial during this period.
Keeping this in mind, one of the leading Food & Beverages companies has recently introduced an initiative 'Nestle Start Healthy Stay Healthy' (NSHSH) in Pakistan via an exclusive press meet in Karachi. The aim of the programme is to inform and educate parents regarding the importance of the right kind of nutrition in the first 1000 days of life. Moreover, the initiative also offers tips on how to deal with the various changes that one goes through and helps in tackling concerns about both the mother and baby's nutrition.
The awareness initiative, NSHSH, has been divided into 3 stages i.e. pregnancy, weaning and toddler stage. Globally launched and lauded across the last three years, this project is particularly significant in Pakistan where there is little formal/informal education and awareness on the early stages of a child's life and on women's health in general.
Coming back to the launch! The event was hosted by renowned radio personality Khalid Malik and featured media addresses by the brand's manager, Mr. Amir; followed by nutrition medical director, Dr. Huma. Later on actress and TV personality Juggun Kazim, activist and motivational speaker Muniba Mazari, legendary music icon Hadiqa Kiani and musician Ali Hamza spoke at length about their individual experiences and learning during the initial days.
All in all, the event proved to be a success and we hope that more of such awareness events are organized in the future.
If you want to learn more about #First1000Days, then visit https://www.starthealthystayhealthy.pk/ and get all the info that you need.