Kids

Your Child’s Health and Nutrition

While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, there are steps parents can take to instill healthy nutrition without turning mealtimes into a battle zone. By providing healthy nutrients for your kids, you can help stabilize their moods and energy levels, sharpen their minds, and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults.

Childhood Obesity

New evidence is confirming that the environment kids live in has a greater impact than factors such as genetics, insufficient physical activity or other elements in efforts to control child obesity.

In three decades child and adolescent obesity has tripled in the U.S., and estimates from 2010 classify more than a third of children and teens as overweight or obese. Obesity puts these kids at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, sleep apnea, and bone or joint problems.

The environmental factors in recent studies range from the seemingly minor, such as kids’ plate sizes, to bigger challenges, such as school schedules that may keep teens from getting sufficient sleep. But they are part of an even longer list: the ubiquity of fast food, changes in technology, fewer home-cooked meals, more food advertising, an explosion of low-cost processed foods and increasing sugary drink serving sizes, as well as easy access to unhealthy snacks in vending machines, at sports games and in nearly every setting children inhabit—these are just a handful of environmental factors research has linked to increasing obesity, and researchers are starting to pick apart which among them play bigger or lesser roles in making kids “supersized.”

We strongly encourage you to take time to watch this heart-warming documentary called “Bite Size.”

“Bite Size” movie introduction: America’s battle against childhood obesity is an issue too big for many to fully comprehend. With one in three children overweight, the epidemic is sweeping our nation at an unforgiving rate. But in spite of these odds, Bite Size showcases the stories of four inspiring kids from diverse backgrounds who are fighting for their health one day at a time. Proving that it’s not just about the number on a scale, what really matters is learning what keeps you active and makes you happy.

“Bite Size” movie trailer:

Watch “Bite Size” OnDemand at:

Purium can help!

Nutritional Alternatives

Purium has products that can provide your child with the nutrients your child may be missing when eating the “standard American diet” (SAD). Take a look at Purium’s MVP Kids, which is a fantastic, quick, on-the-go nutritional supplement:

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PLANT POWERED

MVP Kids is packed with plant-based vitamins, plus plant-powered protein for optimal absorption and all-day energy. Your child’s body is designed to extract vitamins and minerals from food. Those synthetic multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements with the cartoon characters (and the artificial colors and flavors) don’t get absorbed and utilized like the numbers might suggest on the label. In fact, there are some studies that say they may do more harm than good. 

“Moringa and Amla berry, spinach, basil, and parsley, lichen and shiitake, hummingbird tree flower, curry, and tea leaves combined with lemon peel and achiote, this proprietary blend is packed full of exotic herbs, flowers, mushrooms, fruits, and vegetables that are highly nutritious for kids of all ages.” – David Sandoval

  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals
  • Whole food based
  • 100% non-GMO
  • Made with organic ingredients
  • Delivers calm, sustained energy

Servings per container: 30 

Instructions: Use: Mix 1 Scoop with 8oz of almond milk, rice milk, another alternative milk, or with water.

Ingredients:

Certified Organic Pea Protein, Certified Organic & Fair Trade Certified Cocoa, Certified Organic Whole Foods Based Vitamin and Mineral Proprietary Blend, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Lo Han Berry Extract, Certified Organic Guar Gum, Natural Vanilla Flavor

Includes:

  • Plant Based Vitamins/Minerals
  • Brain Boosters
  • Muscle Boosters
  • Antioxidants
  • Whole Food Nutrients

Free Of:

  • NO Artificial Colors
  • NO Artificial Flavors
  • NO Gluten (ingredients are naturally gluten-free but this product is not certified GF)
  • NO Added Sugar
  • NO Synthetic Vitamins/Minerals

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If you would like to try any of the Purium Kids products, or any other Purium product, please accept this $50 gift card code (see below) as our offer to you so you can try it, before you buy it, just pay shipping and taxes.

$50 gift card code: crunchynana (entered as all one word)

Shop and Learn More at: http://www.mypurium.com/crunchynana/

Go to “Shop” >> “Family Nutrition” — this is where you will find the MVP Kids products and other wonderfully nutritious products especially for kids.