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Does my child REALLY need a multivitamin?

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Does my child REALLY need a multivitamin?

As much as you may want them to, your kids can’t stay small forever. They’re growing, changing, and learning every day, and these major changes require lots of love, support, and encouragement from you — plus the nutrients they need to flourish and thrive.

Proper nutrition is so important for children, and a healthy lifestyle filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, lean proteins, and whole grains is the key to making sure your kids are getting the vitamins and minerals their growing bodies require

For strong bones and teeth, help them hit their recommended daily amount of calcium with dairy products like low-fat cheese, milk, and yogurt.

Vitamin A and beta carotene support eye health. We all know that carrots are a great source of beta carotene, but it can also be found in sweet potatoes, leafy greens, cantaloupe, and red and yellow peppers.

Help power their growing and developing brains for learning with choline, DHA, and EPA. Eggs are a great source of choline, while fatty, oily fish like salmon is rich in EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids. Sounds like a delicious combo for a weekend omelet if you ask us!

Iron helps build red blood cells and moves oxygen throughout the body, so give your kids an extra helping of veggies like spinach, kale, broccoli, and peas.

How can you get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies if they’d rather chow down on chicken nuggets? Make it fun for small children by also encouraging them to “eat the rainbow.” Try sprinkling some veggies in their favorite pasta dishes or casseroles. Blend up veggies in a fruit smoothie and they’ll hardly notice the taste. Pack cut-up apples and peanut butter or veggies and hummus in their lunch bags and opt for blueberries over fruit snacks. Let them help you plan or make dinner at night; it helps them establish healthy cooking habits for the future, and if your kids are actively preparing their own meal, they’re more likely to want to eat the finished product! Make sure they see you eating lots of the good stuff too, to set an example for the next generation of healthy eaters.

Sometimes, however, life gets in the way, and you’re skipping salads in favor of pizza or grabbing fast food on the way to a soccer game. You know it’s not always easy to convince kids to eat all of their spinach or choose an apple over potato chips. Plus, research shows that kids aren’t getting their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables; the CDC reports that while children are getting more fruit than in the past, they’re still not eating enough veggies.

That’s why Alive! Multivitamins exist: to help round out your child’s nutritional needs and make sure he or she gets the recommended daily amount of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients they need to thrive.

We offer three different formulas made just for children ages two and older: Alive! Gummies for Children, Premium Gummies, and Children’s Chewables. Each formula is crafted to support cellular energy, eye health, immune health, and strong and healthy bones – and your kids will love their yummy fruity flavors.* A full B-vitamin complex helps convert food into energy so they can study, play, and excel at their favorite extracurricular activities, while vitamin C supports immune health.* Our children’s multivitamins are gluten-free, and each is made with our Orchard Fruits™ and Garden Veggies™ powder blends (100-200mg per serving). They taste so delicious; your kids will enjoy making Alive® part of their everyday routine.