Specific Nutrition for Children

Golden time for height development in children


Until now, people have always attached great importance to height. It is not only an external expression but also a measure of health and development. Human height is determined by many  factors, including genetics, nutrition, environment and lifestyle. However, scientists have confirmed that there is a golden period in height development, which is the period […]

Anorexia in different ages of children


Anorexia is a common problem in children, causing a lot of worry for parents. This condition not only affects a child’s physical development but can also impact their psychology and overall health. Anorexia can occur at any age, but is most common in children between 1 and 6 years old. 1. What is called anorexia? […]

Anorexia – The silent “enemy” of children’s development


According to statistics from scientific studies, about 50-60% of parents have difficulty feeding their children, if this condition persists, it is likely that the child has anorexia. The problem of anorexia in children is quite common today, but if detected early, it can be completely overcome and does not affect the child’s health. On the […]

Brain development in children


Besides focusing on weight gain and height development, how to develop children’s brain is also an aspect of concern for all parents. The first 1000 days of life are the golden period to stimulate brain development in children. Mothers need to prepare their children with the strongest foundation right from the first years of their […]

The “immune gap” stage in children


A child’s passive immune system is established through the transfer of antibodies from the mother during the last three months of pregnancy and the first six months of breastfeeding. However, as the child grows, this passive immunity  system declines, and from 6 months onwards, children need to develop their own active immunity. 1. What is […]

Children with malabsorption of nutrients – Causes and solutions


Children with poor digestion, constant illness, non-standard weight are the worries of many families with children of nutrient malabsorption syndrome. Without prompt intervention the child may suffer from severe malnutrition, affecting his/her resistance and stature in the future. What is malabsorption in children? Malabsorption is a decrease in the ability to absorb nutrients when consuming […]

Improve malnutrition and stunting in children


Stunting is a condition of impaired growth and development that children experience due to poor nutrition, repeated infections, and inadequate psychosocial development. Stunting is measured by comparing the height-for-age of children with the WHO Child Growth Standards, and children who fall below -2SD are considered stunted. Child stunting is the most common form of malnutrition […]

The importance of Micronutrients for the growth and development of children


Nutritional care for young children is a fundamental factor to ensure comprehensive development and growth in children. Children’s nutrition follows the same basic principles as adult nutrition: eating a variety of foods that provide nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. However, children also need specific nutrients for their different stages of development, […]

Breakthrough application of international nutritional science for Vietnamese


Vtv.vn – On October 10, 2023, Nutricare and Nutricare Medical Nutrition Institute – USA launched 5 new products with superior nutritional formulas, meeting strict standards for Vietnamese people. The product set is the result of extensive research and improvement between Nutricare scientists and Nutricare Medical Nutrition Institute – USA (NMNI-USA) including: ColosCare 24h – Strong […]

The developing immune system – from foetus to toddler


Introduction This article describes the events in the formation of the human immune system and the development of the innate as well as the adaptive arm of immunity. The steps during foetal, neonatal and early childhood are described in detail. The consequences for immunity to key infections are discussed. As knowledge in this field is […]

The immune supporting properties of milk – Part 4: Remaining members of the innate immune system in milk – The oxidase enzymes, milk fat globule membrane and osteopontin


Introduction It has been pointed out in previous articles in this series that infants are not completely dependent on receiving immune support from mother’s milk in the form of antibodies, the star players of the adaptive immune system (Article 1). Milk also contains multiple components of the innate immune system (Article 1 – Table 1). […]

The immune supporting properties of milk – Part 3: Selected members of the innate immune system in milk – Oligosaccharides, glycosaminoglycans, glycomacropeptide, lysozyme and alpha-lactalbumin


Introduction Milk really is a veritable treasure trove of components that provide support to the immune system. An overview of some aspects of the immune modulating activity of milk constituents is provided in this series of articles by COE member Dr. David Clark. Attention is drawn to any recently published findings on the effectiveness of […]

Constipation – A potential cause of malnutrition


Constipation in children is a common health problem affecting 0.7% to 29.6% of children worldwide. Constipation is not simply a symptom of a digestive disorder, but it also has many consequences that affect a child’s nutrition and stature. Detecting and promptly treating constipation is an important condition to prevent malnutrition in young children. The association […]

F100 Formula – Growth and protection for malnourished children according to recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO)


Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health for use in malnourished children, F100 formula helps children improve weight, height, increase resistance, pushing away the fear of malnutrition and stunting in children. Overview of F100 formula The invention of the F100 formula applied in the treatment of malnutrition is one of […]

Probiotics, Prebiotics và Postbiotics – The important role in helping children’s healthy digestive system


The microbiome consists mostly of living microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, and is found throughout your body. However, most of these microorganisms, particularly bacteria, reside in your intestines, referred to as your gut microbiome. This microbiome plays an important role in many bodily functions, ranging from stimulating the immune system to nutrient absorption. […]

Anorexia in children – Causes and Solutions


According to statistics from the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition, among children examined at the Institue, the proportion of those who are diagnosed with anorexia disorder is 37%, while the rate in the US is 25 – 45%. There are different causes leading to Anorexia, and if not intervened promptly, long-term anorexia will cause children […]

Nutritional care instruction for anorexic children


The period from 1 to 5 years old is the “golden age” that determines a child’s future stature, however this is also the time when children face many health and nutritional problems, especially anorexia. An appropriate nutritional content allows children to overcome the problem of anorexia and continue their growth momentum. The importance of nutrition […]

The significance of the immune system and 24-hour Colostrum


Children are extremely sensitive to pathogens due to their immature immune systems. To fill the “immune gap” during this period, children need to be supplemented with immune nutrients from breast milk or food sources rich in antibodies such as 24-hour colostrum. What is the immune system? Simply put, the human immune system is a defense […]

Improving height with a rational nutritional regimen


Height is determined by both genetic factors and external environmental factors, in which nutrition is the most important external factor affecting a child’s linear growth1. Human body cells have a sophisticated sensor system, which means that only when there are enough nutrients for the body, the growth processes can occur. In other words, nutrients are […]

How to improve children’s height


Genetic factors only determine 60 – 70% of a child’s adult height while the rest is determined by nutrition, exercise and daily sleep. According to the results of the 2019 – 2020 National Nutrition Investigation, the average height of Vietnamese young adults has had a remarkable change. The average height of women reached 156.2 cm […]

Probiotic strains that support intestinal microflora balance in children


The intestinal microflora is of particular importance to the human body, helping to support digestion, regulate immunity, protect the intestinal mucosa, etc. But without proper and sufficient care to balance the intestinal microflora, this will be the main cause of dangerous diseases such as diarrhea, stomach cancer,…1 Especially for young children, balancing the intestinal microflora […]

The role of the immune system and HMO in protecting children’s weak immune system


The immune system is a “shield” that protects the body against invading agents such as viruses, bacteria or parasites. A healthy immune system will repel the invasion of harmful agents, helping children avoid diseases and support a healthy development for children. The importance of immunity to human body The immune system is essential for life. […]

Prevent malnutrition in children


Long-term malnutrition in children leaves many unfortunate consequences for children’s health and constraints both physical and intellectual growth by age. Therefore, caregivers need to keep an eye on children’s linear growth and provide a rational, balanced diet to effectively prevent malnutrition. Overview of malnutrition According to the World Health Organization (WHO), malnutrition is a serious […]

Treatment of protein-energy malnutrition in children


Malnutrition due to protein and energy deficiency leaves many consequences for the children’s physical and mental health, even leading to death if malnutrition is not treated promptly. The treatment regimen below is recommended for children to get rid of malnutrition. Protein-energy malnutrition is a common medical condition in children caused by a serious deficiency of […]