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Does Your Child Need a Multi?

By Malia Curran, August 19, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Malia Curran
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.
Category: Whole Body




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.
08/19/2008 2:36:18 PM CDT
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.
08/20/2008 8:33:01 AM CDT
Rory says ...
Multis are a great way to ensure the little ones are getting all they need!
08/20/2008 11:10:41 AM CDT
Carrie says ...
I find that keeping snacks and food even throughout the day helps to maintain a nice nutritional balance.
08/20/2008 11:36:58 AM CDT
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!
08/20/2008 11:54:53 AM CDT
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.
08/20/2008 12:46:54 PM CDT
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!
08/20/2008 2:36:06 PM CDT
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.
08/20/2008 2:42:17 PM CDT
Katie says ...
Fresh juice is a tremendous way to get natural vitamins, and kids love it!
08/20/2008 2:44:33 PM CDT
Ann says ...
I have to agree with Katie, juice and fresh organic foods is the best way to obtain nutrition.
08/20/2008 2:51:41 PM CDT
Missy says ...
There are some great vitamins for kids. Mine love the ones that come in Gummy Bear form, perhaps a little to much :)
08/20/2008 3:07:56 PM CDT
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.
08/20/2008 3:10:52 PM CDT
Marrie says ...
A solid multi coupled with fish oil seems important for kids.
08/20/2008 3:17:51 PM CDT
zina says ...
Sound advice. Supporting a system with vitamins is good when coupled with a balanced diet, sleep and moderation.
08/20/2008 8:29:20 PM CDT
Dell says ...
My girls love snacking which works well to keep the calm. One is a big breakfast eater the other lunch, but both relish snack breaks through out the day!
08/21/2008 1:46:49 PM CDT
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
08/21/2008 2:21:50 PM CDT
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.
08/21/2008 5:20:03 PM CDT
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.
08/21/2008 6:12:41 PM CDT
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.
08/21/2008 6:17:30 PM CDT
Nora says ...
Nordic Naturals makes a great Omega 3 and our kids seem to love the flavor.
08/21/2008 6:23:25 PM CDT
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.
08/21/2008 6:24:20 PM CDT
Mike says ...
It is really good to see Whole Foods entering the social media world.
08/21/2008 6:26:17 PM CDT
Jillian says ...
Omega 3’s are tremendous brain food for the little ones. We give these in the morning and at night.
08/21/2008 6:29:42 PM CDT
Carrie says ...
Nice! Thanks for addressing this issue.
08/21/2008 6:41:06 PM CDT
Pam says ...
I kind of agree that vitamins are not so important for kids. I do believe the Omega 3’s are a good addition to their diet.
08/21/2008 6:44:01 PM CDT