Every Pakistani Mother Who Cares About Her Children's Health Needs To Read This

By Atiya Abbas | 17 Aug, 2016

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news (trust me, I don’t want to be). But Independence Day always serves as a reminder to think about where we’re headed and there’s one thing we don’t really talk about too much: nutrition.

 

Most of you don’t realize this, but Pakistan is among the top three unhealthiest nations in the world.

All the chicken karahi and biryani that we love to binge on, can have side effects sadly.

Source: Deenga.com

 

Here are some quick facts that you should know about the health of Pakistan:

  1. Twenty-four percent of the entire population is undernourished.
  2. Only 3% of children receive a diet that is nutritionally diverse.
  3. In Pakistan 43.7% individuals are stunted and 31.5% are underweight.
  4. One out of three children in Pakistan is iron deficient.
  5. Forty percent of pre-school children (0-5 years) are underweight, according to a survey by the World Health Organization (WHO).

To combat the problem of malnutrition, Nestle has launched a global campaign to encourage healthier habits in children. All it takes is three simple steps:

1. Choose nutritious and varied options

 

2. Drink water

Sorry, but before zaalima Coca Cola pila de, need to get my H2O first.

 

3. Move more, sit less

So how do you get people to move more and sit less? By combining the two, of course. Play a game of musical chairs and get that heart rate up.

And when in doubt just challenge your friends to the Misbah push up challenge and get moving.

#MisbahPushUpChallenge is not for guys only! ? @areebasiddique @Noor_Unnahar @PahujaPriyanka @qtejani ? #U4HKAajSe pic.twitter.com/GNwvdlbS6B

These fitness goals are applicable whether you are a single millennial trying to adopt healthy habits, or a millennial parent. This is the time to instill healthier habits in your kids so that they grow up receiving the right nutrition and care. Limit time on the screens, plan outdoor activities and move.

 

Cover Image via: fashionuniverse.net

This post is sponsored by Nestle. For more information on the campaign, visit United For Healthy Kids and follow the hashtag #U4HKAajSe.

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