It can be tricky to get children to eat fruit and vegetables, and while parents do well to disguise them by blending into sauces and soups, the issue of providing children with enough vitamins and minerals goes beyond being picky eaters.
Unfortunately, due to busy modern lifestyles and our ‘western diet’, with convenience at its core, reaching the recommended 5-7 portions of fruit and vegetables per day (both for healthy kids and adults) is almost impossible. Some research suggests that even if we are eating our allocated intake that we are unlikely to be getting the recommended levels of certain vitamins and minerals.
There are several factors at play, including the food choices we make, food growing, processing and preparation methods, the nutrient content of food we eat and the ability of our bodies to absorb and utilise these nutrients, as well as lifestyle factors such as stress and activity levels. To combat these issues, it is important to eat as varied a diet as possible, but it is also worth considering supplementing meals with additional vitamins and minerals. For children who may struggle to swallow tablets or capsules, delivering these nutrients in a liquid form can make life easier.
Between the ages of 5 and 12 children can grow rapidly and be very active, resulting in an increased need for nutrients essential for growth and development, as well as to maintain health and energy levels.
One particular area of concern for young children is calcium required for bone and dental health. To ensure calcium is absorbed from the diet, it is essential to have sufficient stores of vitamin D, however as we spend more time indoors and protect our skin with sunscreen, many of us are falling short.
Our vitamin infused drinks are ideal for busy parents and kids on the go, they’re sugar free, packed full of flavour using natural fruit extract and enriched with nutritious goodness to meet the needs of active, growing children. Making healthy kids and happy parents!
The Get More Vits Kids Range is aimed at 3 to 12 years olds, each containing a multivitamin blend of all-important vitamin D and calcium, along with a B vitamin complex which work synergistically to help digest and encourage the energy release from food. Not only can our kids range help to support children’s overall health, it can also help them keep up with all the after-school activities!