Tasteful goodness everydayDid you know?
70% of children in Sri Lanka between ages 4 and 12 skip their breakfast*
13.3% of Sri Lankan kids are deficient in vitamin D**, while 44% of South Asian kids are proved to be deficient in their requirements of vitamin A***.
1/4th of your child’s daily strength requirements should come from breakfast****,
Children need up to 30% of their calorie intake from fat and fat quality is key*****
That is why Astra is the perfect breakfast partner for you which is packed with the goodness of vitamin A and D as well as fats. Just with a 20g of Astra, you can obtain 33% of the daily vitamin A requirements (as retinol) and 33% of vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)
Why Vitamin A and Vitamin D?
Vitamin A helps to maintain normal skin and vision.
Vitamin D helps normal calcium absorption and the maintenance of normal bones and muscle function
Both Vitamin A and D play a role in contributing to the normal function of the immune system.
A nutritious breakfast- the start to an energetic day!Does your kid also belong to the 70% of kids who don’t have their breakfast? Change the habit to make them healthy and energetic for today and tomorrow. Encourage them to have a healthy breakfast everyday and while doing so stand a chance to win gifts with Astra!
Tell us about your kid’s healthy breakfast intake for the next 21 days and stand a chance to win valuable scholarships! (Click here to download and take on the challenge today!)
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* Senanayake et al. 2008: A survey of breakfast practices of 4-12-year-old children. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health.
** Jayatissa et al. Vitamin D deficiency among children aged 10-18y in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medial Journal. 2019.
*** Stevens et al. Trends ands mortality effects of vitamin A deficiency in children in 138 low-income and middle-income countries between 1991 and 2013: a pooled analysis of population-based surveys. Lancet Global Health. 2015. https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2214-109X%2815%2900039-X
**** Nyaradi A, Li J, Hickling S, Foster J, et al. The role of nutrition in children’s neurocognitive development, from pregnancy through childhood. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013;7:97.
***** WHO/FAO. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition Report of an expert consultation. FAO, Rome, 2010.