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Does Your Child Need a Multi?

Learn the big reasons why most kids can benefit from a little daily multivitamin. Despite even the best attempts at a healthy diet, many don’t get all the essentials they need. Think of it as a combination of insurance and investment, and get the most recent nutritional recommendations for smart parents and smart kids.

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Stacy M. says …

Indeed we should all take multis if we can, they are a tremendous way to ensure you are balancing out your diet.

Rory L says …

A liquid multi is the way to go. Your body can assimilate more of the supplement in a liquid form. I also agree that balance of nutrition through out the day is vital.

Carrie says …

Our pediatrician is a big time believer of solid vitamin support for the kids. We give her a multi + DHA.

Karen says …

This ties in really well with your cast on EFA's I just posted over there that I can attest to the value of supplements.

Nan says …

We established a good habit for our kids, with all of us taking our vitamins every morning. Today my kids are older and still continue this on their own.

jill says …

Good to use multi vitamins!

Kelly T says …

Vitamins are great for all ages. When we age we need the supplementation, and in the formative years it is vital as well.

A.L. says …

D.H.A. I believe is the name of the Omega we give our guys. They are crazy about them, and eat them like they are candy.

Pam says …

I agree with others here that state that natural food sources are the best for the body.

Tammi says …

I believe the supplements we take are a great way to insure we have all of our health/nutritional basses covered.

Lisa says …

Omegas are great building blocks for a childs cognitive functioning. I have started taking them myself, but perhaps the damage is already done... I don't notice any super powers thus far :)

Ronda says …

Good info, thanks for the presentation and the ongoing series.

Jim J says …

I like seeing this discussed. We have always given our kids supportive vitamins and minerals, and feel it has played a strong part in their development.

Emily says …

Multis and DHA-are a stable at our table.

Sally says …

Nice podcast.

Dee Dee says …

Snacking through out the day and eating just a bit lighter during your main meals, will really help keep your metabolism steady, which in turn means better assimilation of nutrients.

Nat says …

I agree with the above, it would be great if there was a 365 kids vitamins that had the same quality standards as the other great vitamin lines you carry.

Janet says …

Our entire family does a vitamin push twice a day. It is actually quite funny to hear all of the bottles rattle each morning as we sit down for breakfast. I feel a lift in energy from the support I get from this.

Cathy says …

Liquid multis are great + you can find some really good drinks at Asian food markets. Some have ginger root others are loaded with vitamin B's!

Anna says …

A clean multi + a balanced diet seems like the way to go. When I eat poorly and don't keep up with supplements it really reflects negatively in my lasting power throughout the day.

Jen says …

Now a multi can have a funny smell, but the result of taking one is brilliant. Increase energy, and a sense that one is giving her body all she needs to run. It has really helped me with my monthly cycles as well.

Rae says …

Glad to see Whole Foods putting this series out. I think it is important to give kids Omega 3, perhaps even more so then a standard multi. It really helps with brain function and development.

Mia says …

Believe it or not, we are able to mix our liquid multi into our kids milk and they are very use to the flavor now. It feels good to know they are getting their daily needs met nutritionally.

Marcy D says …

Very interesting coverage! I am a multi vitamin fan, they really help keep my internal system flowing well.

Pam says …

Good podcast!

sue w says …

WF caries a gummy bear, supplement line from "Lil Critter". It is a great line that has several options such as multi, wellness etc

Liv says …

I know that the food chain has lost nutritional value through out history but I still believe natural sourcing is the best bet for vitamins. In a high tech age I know we have the ability to engineer anything, but I don’t believe anything not found in nature is essential for is to live.

Rory says …

Multis are a great way to ensure the little ones are getting all they need!

Carrie says …

I find that keeping snacks and food even throughout the day helps to maintain a nice nutritional balance.

Tawnya says …

Indeed we to give our 3 children Multi's and make sure they eat small snacks throughout the day. It seems to really help maintain and even blood sugar level and eases their moods!

Dave s says …

We started prenatal with fish oils. Now our kids love the DHA gels, and actually ask us for them every morning. I feel good about the system support this offers.

Cal says …

Breakfast makes all the difference in the world in our house! I notice it with the kids of course, but even with myself. Coffee and air just don't make for a lasting morning.

Val says …

Great coverage! We started with liquid vitamins in milk and juice at a very young age. It is a good feeling to know they are having supplements as they go through the greatest grow stages of their life!

Lori says …

I've heard that over taking multi vitamins can actually tax the kidneys. Natural sources are easier on the body and more beneficial.

Katie says …

Fresh juice is a tremendous way to get natural vitamins, and kids love it!

Ann says …

I have to agree with Katie, juice and fresh organic foods is the best way to obtain nutrition.

Missy says …

There are some great vitamins for kids. Mine love the ones that come in Gummy Bear form, perhaps a little to much :)

Devon F says …

My thoughts are "hey if they take vitamins it can only help" Any support we can give those little bodies is a grand idea.

Marrie says …

A solid multi coupled with fish oil seems important for kids.

Dana M. says …

A good liquid multi is very important for development for young ones, and of course important to everyone particularly as we age, or face a stressful pace of life.

Polly says …

Just took my vitamins. Usually every morning with some food I take a B-complex and a multi and feel great all day!

zina says …

Sound advice. Supporting a system with vitamins is good when coupled with a balanced diet, sleep and moderation.

Mike says …

It is really good to see Whole Foods entering the social media world.

Jillian says …

Omega 3’s are tremendous brain food for the little ones. We give these in the morning and at night.

Wendy B says …

We used a great liquid vitamin in goats milk as a supplement when I breast fed our boys. It felt good even early on to know they were getting good supplements.

Nora says …

Nordic Naturals makes a great Omega 3 and our kids seem to love the flavor.

Sue says …

Vitamins might be more important for older people then for young kids. Kids systems can integrate everything they digest, where as when we age this process becomes more difficult.

Dell says …

Children don't really need additional supplementation + many of their foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Here is a good article from the Mayo clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/multivitamins/AN01406

Zia says …

I appreciate that you don’t just speak about vitamins but include the importance of a balanced diet for a well rounded health approach.

Olive says …

Whole foods, juices are great for a natural source of vitamins and minerals. I don't think a supplement can hurt but only help.

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