Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo knows too well how tough it is to feed kids with vegetables.
Everyday the actress-mom goes through discussions with her kids Yohan and Lucho about eating junk food.
“My kids love junk food, but I don't restrict them. I allow them kasi parang ganoon din, e.
“Kung hindi naman ako ang kasama nila I’m sure, one way or another, some people will give these junk foods to them, e, di ako na lang.
“Right now, si Lucho kasi doesn’t understand pa, e, but I try to add in mga veggies and fruits sa daily diet niya.
“Okay to eat French fries, okay to eat burger. Si Lucho kasi he loves pasta, he loves bread, he loves crackers, and fruits so it’s not really hard.
“But with Yohan, meron kami laging deal.
“’Okay, you want to eat French fries now?’ or ‘You want to eat ice cream now? Tomorrow you cannot eat anymore, okay?’ or ‘O, sige you ate ice cream kanina, you eat gulay naman tonight.’
“Palagi kaming may gano’n and she knows naman that one.
“She’s a good girl naman so I allow her like an ice cream for tonight before going to bed.
“Kasi pag mapilit, pag sinasabi ko sa kanya ‘That’s too much sugar hindi ka makakataulog.’
“She would say, ‘No, Mommy, it’s okay,’ so hahayaan ko siya.
“Pero pag hindi siya nakatulog at nakita ko siyang puyat kinabukasan, so siya naman iyong nagsa-suffer.
“So, binibigay ko sa kanya [iyong gusto niya] and then I let her experience kung ano iyong consequence na kapalit ng ipinilit niya.
“So, next time, naiintindihan na niya. It’s actually just a matter of good conversation with your children.”
Although Juday admits that parenting is still a learning process for her, she feels it is her duty as a “Panatag Mom” to share with other parents what she has learned inside her own home.
Which is why for the next two months, Juday will be touring the country to appear as a guest speaker in Lactum’s 100% Panatag World.
This event is a fun-filled educational expo made especially for families so they can learn tips and techniques on how to achieve 100% nutrition.
Last May 19, Juday graced the event’s staging at SM Megamall Activity Center and there she revealed her secret weapon: “I give my kids Lactum everyday, kesyo kumain sila ng veggies noong araw na iyon o hindi.
“Kasi, Lactum has all the nutrients na kailangan nila like iron, folic acid, vitamin B12…’yan lahat kasi ng mga 'yan kailangang kailangan ng katawan nila sa paglaki so importante ‘yan.
“Iyan talaga ang binibigay ko para 100 percent iyong nakukuha nilang nutrition at 100 percent panatag din ako.”
Catch the Lactum 100% Panatag World on June 2-3 at Puregold Caloocan; June 16-17 at Trinoma Mall, Quezon City; June 23-24 at CSI Mall Dagupan; June 30-July 1 at Puregold Tanza, Cavite; July 7-8 at Robinsons Mall Novaliches; July 14-15 Ever Gotesco Commonwealth; and July 28-29 at Waltermart North EDSA in Quezon City.
Judy Ann will be appearing on selected dates only.