4 lessons to learn from Judy Ann Santos about raising kids in quarantine

Here's how she ensures daughter Luna grows up happy and healthy at home.
Jun 8, 2021
PHOTO/S: Judy Ann Santos

Making sure children grow up happy and healthy remains the top priority of every parent. As the health crisis continues, moms and dads are even more concerned about the physical and emotional well-being of their kids.

And actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is no different.

A mother of three, Judy Ann makes it a point to be hands-on in caring for her family. Even as she juggles her showbiz commitments, business endeavors, and charitable work, she still resolves to always put her kids first.

It’s no surprise then to see Judy Ann’s bunso, Luna Agoncillo, 5, thriving during this time.

Here are some lessons to be learned from Judy Ann about raising happy and healthy kids in these unprecedented times.


Because kids need to stay at home 24/7, it’s normal to see them feeling restless and disinterested. “Pandemic fatigue” can and does happen to people of all ages.

Judy Ann battles Luna’s boredom by coming up with simple yet exciting home activities.

For a change of scenery, the two had a cozy picnic right in their garden. The celeb mom set up a tent, organized games, provided snacks, and even included a glass of milk for kids. Judging by the huge smile on Luna’s face, this little activity was great fun!


Mealtimes can get a little monotonous, so it is up to mom and dad to make food more exciting for their children.

In this video, Judy Ann recommends getting kids to help make a simple yet yummy dessert such as milk ice candy. By using Luna’s favorite milk drink and bananas in the recipe, this snack becomes a food rich in calcium and important nutrients like potassium and Vitamin B6.

As the mom pointed out in her post, it also makes for a fun bonding activity!


Kids are no strangers to feelings of stress and anxiety, and one way to help them express and understand their emotions is through art.

Judy Ann and her husband have always supported Luna’s artistic inclinations — and this hasn’t changed one bit during the quarantine. In this post, the mom not only encourages her daughter to express herself through painting; she joins her, too!


If there’s one thing Judy Ann will never scrimp on when it comes to raising Luna, it’s her diet. Proper nutrition is crucial these days, and this mom, who’s also a chef and restaurateur, knows this all too well.

“Health is wealth most especially nowadays,” Judy Ann said in this Instagram post. “It's very important that we give our kids the proper nutrition to keep them healthy and strong.”

For Judy Ann, this isn’t limited to cooking fresh and nutritious meals for Luna. It also means partnering her daughter’s balanced diet and active lifestyle with a gut-friendly, age-appropriate milk drink to help keep her healthy and strong.

And Judy Ann's choice for Luna is NESTOGROW® 4.

NESTOGROW® 4 is a growing-up milk drink designed for healthy children above 3 years old. Together with a balanced diet and an active lifestyle, NESTOGROW® 4 helps promote good gut health in children. With the help of a healthy gut, children like Luna can absorb into their bodies the essential nutrients from the food they eat.

Like Judy Ann said: “Ang tamang nutrition ay nagsisimula sa tiyan.”

To help your child achieve #KumpletongNutriTiyan, partner NESTOGROW® 4 with your child’s balanced meals. Know more by visiting the official NESTOGROW® 4 Philippines website and following its Facebook page.

NESTOGROW® 4 is not a breastmilk substitute but a milk drink suited for healthy children above 3 years old.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with NESTOGROW.
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