Fussy eating in children can be a trying time for parents who worry their child is not getting the adequate nutrition they need for normal growth and development. PaediaSure Shake Chocolate provides all the essential nutrients your child may have missed out on from those uneaten vegetables and helps fill any nutrient gaps your child may have in their diet, helping to support their growth and development through their most critical ages, 1 – 10 years, when 70% of growth occurs.
What is PaediaSure Shake?
Especially designed for children, PaediaSure Shake is a delicious drink recommended for use alongside or in between meals, that contains a balance of 26 essential vitamins and minerals. Helping to fill the gaps in your child’s diet, PaediaSure Shake provides the nutrients that every child needs to grow and thrive.
- Protein for the maintenance of muscle mass and growth and development of bone
- Vitamin D & calcium for normal bone development
- Zinc, vitamin A & vitamin C to support the normal function of the immune system
- Iron which supports normal cognitive development
- Iodine which contributes to the normal growth of children
- Fatty acids, for example omega 3 and 6, to support normal growth and development of children*
*Beneficial effect of essential fatty acids is obtained with a daily intake of 10 g linoleic acid and 2 g alpha-linolenic acid.
Who is PaediaSure Shake suitable for?
PaediaSure Shake is a specially formulated food supplement for children aged 1-10 years, which can help fill the gap with nutrients that your child may miss out on during the day, helping them grow and thrive.
PaediaSure Shake is recommended for use alongside or in between meals and is available in three flavours – vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. Children love the great taste, which means less fuss, less stress and less worry for you.
How many servings of PaediaSure Shake can my child have each day?
PaediaSure Shake should be used alongside or in-between meals, as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Your child should have no more than the recommended daily allowance below of PaediaSure Shake, dependent on their age:
- Up to 2 glasses for 1–4 year olds
- Up to 3 glasses for 5–10 year olds
Why are Nutrients Important?
A healthy, balanced diet is essential for your child to support their growth and development through each life stage. If a child does not have enough nutrients in their diet, they may suffer from limited growth and even problems with their ability to learn. Some children, who are lacking in the vital nutrients they need, may experience fatigue and be more likely to become sick.
Knowing your nutrients can be a little bit of a puzzle, we’ve broken down what they are, their key functions, where you can find them and how much your child may need.
Vitamin D - Why is vitamin D important?
Vitamin D regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which helps to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to bone deformities, bone pain and tenderness.
Calcium - Why is calcium important?
There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral, it has several important functions. Calcium helps to build strong bones and teeth. It regulates muscle contractions, including the heartbeat and ensures that the blood clots normally. A lack of calcium in children can lead to rickets which is a condition that affects bone development in children.
Iron - Why is iron important?
Iron is an essential mineral; it has many important roles in the body, helping your muscles work properly. Babies and children need enough iron to grow properly. Iron helps to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body. A lack of iron can lead to anaemia; symptoms include tiredness and lack of energy.
Vitamin A - Why is vitamin A important?
Vitamin A, also known as retinol, has several important functions that help to keep the body healthy and fighting infection. Vitamin A helps your immune system continue to work as it should, helping to fight infections, it keeps the skin healthy and it helps your vision in dim light.
Vitamin C - Why is vitamin C important?
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid; it helps to protect cells and keeps them healthy. It is necessary for the maintenance of healthy connective tissues, supporting and structuring other tissues and organs. It also helps to heal wounds.
Vitamin B - Why is vitamin B important?
There are many different types of vitamin B. All of which have separate functions.
Vitamin E - Why is vitamin E important?
Vitamin E is an antioxidant which means it protects cell membranes. It also helps to maintain healthy skin, eyes and strengthens your immune system.
Vitamin K17 - Why is vitamin K important?
Vitamin K is needed for blood clotting, which allows wounds to heal properly. There’s also some evidence vitamin K may keep bones healthy.
Zinc - Why is zinc important?
Zinc has many important functions, it helps to make new cells and enzymes, it helps with the processing of carbohydrates, fat and protein in food and it helps to heal wounds.
Magnesium - Why is magnesium important?
Magnesium is a mineral that helps us turn the food we eat into energy. It also helps to make the glands that produce the hormones which are important for bone health, making sure they work normally.
PaediaSure Shake is a delicious way for your child to get all of these nutrients alongside a healthy, balanced diet.