26 APR 2021 NUTRITION & WELLNESS 4 MINS READ 195 VIEWS

Dealing with Picky Eaters? Here’s How Supplements Can Help

“Mum, I don’t want to eat it!”

Do you often hear this sentence from your little one? Or perhaps you sometimes find “accidental” dinner spills, especially when it’s not your child’s favourite food?

Supplement your picky eaters well

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over 50% of parents globally complain that their children are picky eaters. Picky eaters are, as the name suggests, extremely picky about the foods they eat. Some may only want noodles with chicken, others don’t like to eat their vegetables or drink milk. This makes it very difficult to cook for a picky eater.

While a wholesome diet should include a variety of poultry, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products, vegetables and fruits, when it comes to dealing with picky eaters, this can be a nearly impossible mission to accomplish.

How do I know if my child is a picky eater?

It’s normal for children to develop likes and dislikes when it comes to different types of foods. But a picky eater takes his/her dislike a step further by not only refusing to try new foods, but also by only eating a small selection of foods repeatedly and oftentimes finding mealtimes torturous.

And since children require a varied diet to be healthy, picky eaters can develop nutritional imbalances and unhealthy eating habits. This can lead to feeling tired all the time and even low immunity - something that can be worrisome especially when children are prone to falling sick easily.

Here are some tips to managing picky eaters:

  1. Keep mealtimes positive and encourage your child gently.
  2. Offer 2-3 options of food and include at least one surefire favourite.
  3. Don’t make separate meals just for the picky eater.
  4. Include supplements in their diet. Make up for lost vitamins, minerals and important nutrients due to picky eating with multivitamins and supplements for children.

Improve Overall Wellbeing With Nutrilite Kids Supplements!

Incorporating supplements into your child’s diet is an easy way to ensure that your child receives the optimum nutrition necessary to grow strong, smart and capable.

Multivitamins for kids can help increase appetite and build your little one’s immune system. For example, Chewables Multivitamin and Iron Supplement are yummy orange-flavoured chewable tablets that kids will love and include all the essential vitamins (A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, folic acid, B12, C, D, E) required to promote good health and keep tiredness at bay. What’s more, the iron component is essential in kids to help prevent anemia and boost oxygen levels.

Nutrilite Chewables Multivitamin and Calcium Magnesium Tablets

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Secondly, if dairy and leafy green vegetables are off the table for your picky eater, consider adding a calcium supplement to promote stronger bones, like the Kid’s Chewable Calcium Magnesium Tablets. Calcium is needed from a young age so that children can grow healthy and strong bones. Meanwhile, magnesium not only helps ensure optimal absorption of calcium in the body, but if found deficient, may cause irritable behaviour, muscle aches and anxiety.

Nutrilite Kids Flavoured Gummy with DHA and Chewable Natural C

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But if you want that extra boost of immunity, the Chewable Natural C might be just the thing. Containing 30mg of Vitamin C per tablet, these chewables are made with premium formulation that uses natural ingredients, namely acerola cherry concentrate. Vitamin C is critical to boost your child’s immune system and increase the production of antibodies to fight germs.

Lastly, while you’re taking care of their body, it’s also important to care for their mind. Foster your child’s development with yummy Kids Flavoured Gummy with DHA. DHA is an essential supplement for optimal brain function and cognitive development, and these gluten-free and vegetarian yummy gummies will have even the pickiest eater asking for more.

Psst: We also have two new Kid supplements coming your way! Watch this space for more info on the fruit and vegetable smoothie and immunity-boosting supplement for kids.