They must have good sleep hygiene: sufficient hours and a consistent routine.
- Under 6 years old: > 12 hours of nocturnal sleep and a nap (1.5 to 2 hours)
- From 6 years old: between 9 and 10 hours of nocturnal sleep
- Bedtimes should be sufficiently early on school days
- Children should not sleep in for too long at weekends
Sources of stress should be kept to a minimum and school/extracurricular life should be well-balanced
According to PNNS recommendations, should engage in one hour of moderate intensity activity (everyday tasks) or high intensity activity (sports, games) per day to promote optimal development of muscle and bone tissue.
- Limit screen-time
- Encourage an active lifestyle
Children should eat a balanced diet (3 meals and 1 snack per day, 5 portions of fruit and vegetable per day, fish twice a week including one portion of oily fish) to ensure that they get all the nutrients they need, such as vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B9, B12, C, D3, E) and minerals (Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium).
- • A good breakfast to kick-start the day
Recommended breakfast: a hot drink, a milk-based product, a cereal product, a little fat and jam (or honey) and some fresh fruit (or squeezed fruit juice).
- You should adapt your child’s diet depending on the season: reduced sunlight in winter months is linked to vitamin D deficiency.
Foods rich in vitamin D: oily fish, eggs, milk products.
Foods rich in vitamin C: blackcurrant, orange, kiwi, lemon, pepper, broccoli, brussel sprouts, mango
In addition to a balanced diet, we recommend occasionally taking Alvityl® Petit Boost to provide you with the vitamins needed to combat tiredness (vitamin C) as well as natural substances (royal jelly, ginseng)