Every now and again you hear a voice dismissing the idea of child supplements. Ironically, it’s often from Generation Xers brought up on a diet of meat pies and potato chips. But we turned out alright, didn’t we? So why not our kids?
While it’s true many 40+ parents have indeed turned out alright despite their dubious nutritional habits as youngsters, it appears their offspring aren’t faring quite so well. The number of Kiwi children hospitalised for malnutrition over the past decade has doubled1 while the incidence of specific vitamin deficiencies such as vitamin D has also continued to rise sharply. 2
Lifestyle and dietary choices play their part but so do other less controllable factors ranging from the rise of allergies and dietary conditions3 to the fall-off in soil quality.4
Children and teens can be particularly at risk of malnutrition with their selective pallets or just downright fussy eating. And once they’re at school it’s hard to know how much of that carefully packed (and probably nutritionally sound) lunch actually goes into their tummies compared to finding its way into the bin/dog/random child they’re sitting next to.
That’s why, despite your best efforts, it can be hard knowing which and how much of the right nutrients your kids are getting. The good news is there are a number of common-sense steps you can take to ensure your kids are on the right path to healthy development:
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