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Yummy Vitamins Without Yucky Ingredients

03.23.14 Yummy Vitamins Without Yucky Ingredients

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Ideally, kids will get their nutrients from a healthy balanced whole food diet. And that is certainly a goal worth striving for. Every effort you make to feed, and teach your child about, nutritious food is tremendously worthwhile.

Experts say it might take a dozen tries or more before a kid adopts a new food, so definitely keep plugging away. Taking kids shopping and talking about food choices is an opportunity to teach them about the ingredients in packaged foods. Cooking together not only teaches them valuable skills, but whenever kids have a job to do, their investment in the meal goes way up. Eventually, it’ll all sink in. Until your kids develop rock solid healthy eating habits their own, however, a multivitamin could be a good plan B.

So, how to choose? Most multivitamins will meet governmental standards for daily allowances and safety but your personal standards, like ours, might be higher. We want the benefit of added nutrients, without all the yucky stuff like artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Then there’s the not so little matter of taste. If a vitamin isn’t yummy enough to eat, it doesn’t matter how good it is. All kids chewables are going to have some form of a sweetener. As far as we’re concerned, sugar is better than artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup.

Fact of life:  kids love gummy anything. And if kids are too young to swallow vitamins, gummies can be a great way to get vital nutrition into picky eaters. Fortunately, gummy vitamins don’t have to be shaped like princesses or be full of all sorts of distasteful ingredients for kids to like ‘em. All-natural Yummi Bears, in multivitamin or DHA formulas, are not only cute and tasty, they’re free of allergens and other yucky ingredients.  

 

So, how to choose? Most multivitamins will meet governmental standards for daily allowances and safety but your personal standards, like ours, might be higher. We want the benefit of added nutrients, without all the yucky stuff like artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Then there’s the not so little matter of taste. If a vitamin isn’t yummy enough to eat, it doesn’t matter how good it is. All kids chewables are going to have some form of a sweetener. As far as we’re concerned, sugar is better than artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup.


For kids that can swallow vitamins, you have the opportunity to give them a supplement that’s almost as good as them eating fresh fruits and veggies right out of your farmer’s market basket. MegaFood whole food vitamins use a unique Slo-Food Process to deliver authentic nourishment, not just vitamins and minerals. The nutrients in their Kid’s One Daily  are derived from fresh, local fruits and vegetables from sustainable family farms.

If you do choose to support your kid’s healthy diet with vitamins, you can help support your community, too. Through Mightynest for Schools 15% of your purchase will be donated to your school!

 
 

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