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How to get your sick child to eat this winter

Winter has officially arrived and along with its cold temperatures, it also brings the cold and flu season.

We all know that it's never a good time to get sick, but what's worse is when you and your family all get sick at the same time during winter - especially the little ones. Whether it's Murphy's Law or just bad timing, sometimes this happens, and mom may not have the energy to look after someone else.

Nonetheless, you've got to stay strong. You·ve got to make sure you're suppling your body and your kids with all the right fuel and nutrients needed to fight that flu!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you and your kids feel good enough to still eat, giving your bodies the energy needed to get better.

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  • Oranges for vitamin C.
  • Yoghurt to help boost your immune system.
  • Broccoli can provide immune-boosting vitamins C and E, along with calcium and fibre.

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  • Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice and a few drops of honey to a cup of warm water can be an ideal drink to help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
  • A saltwater gargle, prepared by dissolving half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water, can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat.
  • A warm bath can sometimes reduce a child's fever and ease cold and flu symptoms. Adding Epsom salts and baking soda to the bathwater can help with body aches .

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Remember to drink lots of water to stay hydrated. It's also important to get enough sleep as your body needs time to get better and to give ii the rest ii deserves. And along with preparing nutritious meals, don't forget NESTLE® NIDO® 3+, a source of vitamins A, C, D and zinc to support your child.


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  • Jovinally, J., 2017. Healthline. [Online] Available at: [Accessed 9 June 2022].

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