Early Life Nutrition Programming (ENP): your baby's future is in your hands
The well-being of every baby is of utmost importance to every parent. Recent scientific research findings indicate that more than 20% of the future health of babies is influenced by the parents' genes. At least 80% are determined by external factors at a young age, which can be a positive influence from the start of life. Here, the diet plays an essential role.
Latest results from the Early Life Nutritional programming research on early childhood nutrition show that the diet of your baby between the time frame from the day of conception to the 2nd birthday of your child can have a crucial impact for lifelong health as the body has the fastest growth of central building blocks, especially the immune system, brain and metabolism in the first 1000 days of life.
You can have a decisive influence on the future health of your child with the right diet. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to create a healthy future for your child with your own hands.
The first 1,000 days
The unique time frame would be the first 1,000 days from the time of conception to the toddler years (2 years old). In this sensitve phase, you can develop a central building block for health - the metabolic processes, the brain and the natural defences. A child with proper nutrition can reduce its risk of diseases in the later life.
Seize the opportunity to take the future health of your child into your hands!
Exploiting the Opportunities
A healthy and nutrient rich diet stores a valuable potential for the future health for your child. You will begin the introduction of the family diet for your child at about the 10th month.
An age appropriate supply of nutrient will differ between a child and an adult. Examples of nutrients will be the iodine; calcium as well as Vitamin A, C and D. Nutrient needs for the child and an adult differs - for the development of the brain, immune system and metabolism.
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