It’s easy to let healthy habits slip during the holidays with day trips or lazy days, when getting kids to eat their 5+ a day fruit and vegetables may not be at the top of the activity list. Children will naturally choose foods high in sugar, refined carbohydrates and saturated fats, great for fast energy, not so good for providing the needed vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
If your child is a fussy eater a multi vitamin and mineral helps provide missing nutrients without the fuss. Our Kids Vital Vits has been specially formulated by nutritionists as a one a day chewable tablet suitable for children aged between 3 and 12 years. With doses based on effective levels of nutrients in line with current research.
Kids Vital Vits are:
• Chewable multivitamins - Providing 19 essential vitamins and minerals
• Great tasting with 3 fruity flavours
• Vegetarian and vegan
• Gluten free
• Dairy and lactose free
• One a day
• Free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives
In addition, regular eating to keep kids’ blood sugar balanced will help energy levels stay on an even keel. Include quality protein such as lean meat, fish, tofu or pulses with each meal, for example add nuts and seeds to porridge at breakfast or add beans to a jacket potato. Healthy fats are important such as olive oil, oily fish and avocados. Keep sweets, chocolate and cakes to an occasional treat.
As a great summer activity, why not try growing your own fruit and vegetables? A few pots on a window sill or in a sunny spot is all you need for something simple and fast growing like cress it can even be grown in egg shells. Letting children get involved in growing and cooking can help get them excited about healthy food, let them have a choice between healthy options, and encourage them to get involved.