ABBOTT INDIA LTD
MUMBAI, India, 07 July 2022 — The pandemic has shifted many normal routines, especially related to parenting, and a new Abbott-Momspresso survey has brought to fore several concerns and apprehensions that Indian parents continue to face. To encourage healthy, holistic growth in kids, Abbott has launched its Grow Right 2.0 charter introducing M-E-A-N-S guidelines for good practices in Measuring growth, Eating, Activity, Nurturing and Sleep. The charter – backed by health and nutrition experts – can help address parents’ concerns by providing tips to encourage healthy lifestyle habits that will positively impact their children.
The survey, conducted online earlier this year with over 2,500 moms across India, highlights changes in eating habits and physical activity – two key lifestyle functions impacting healthy growth in children:
The Grow Right 2.0 Charter developed by Abbott acknowledges the survey results and includes recommendations from a guild of leading experts in childcare pediatrics, nutrition and behavioral science, including pediatricians Dr. Indu Khosla and Dr. Sumon Poddar, nutritionist Dr. Eileen Canday and child psychiatrist Dr. Shiva Prakash Srinivasan.
An Underlying Need to Adopt the Right M-E-A-N-S to Grow
With the world re-opening and with physical schools and offices resuming, there is a noticeable momentum in the shift back to the highly anticipated normal. It is important for parents and children alike to unlearn some habits formed over isolation – like inactivity – and disrupted living patterns.''The early years of a child’s life are foundational and very important for lifelong health and development,'' said Swati Dalal, general manager of Abbott’s nutrition business in India. ''Nurturing growth is critical, which is why Abbott is acknowledging parents’ concerns and empowering them with the Grow Right 2.0 Charter with the right M-E-A-N-S to ensure their child is not just growing physically but also holistically.''
The M-E-A-N-S guidelines include disciplined sleeping patterns, meal schedules, physical activity time and intellectual pauses/reflections:
''The foundations of lifelong physical and mental health are laid in early childhood. Building healthy habits and routines can help promote optimal growth and enhance children’s chances of succeeding in school,'' said Dr. Indu Khosla, renowned Pediatrician and Pediatric Pulmonologist. ''Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to find effective and creative ways to engage with their children and to lead by example.''
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