Childhood is the best time for kids to learn about healthy food choices. Below are some tips on how to increase your child’s awareness of the Five Food Groups and support them in eating healthy meals.

Tips for parents for increasing their child's awareness about healthy eating


The Australian Dietary Guidelines can help you in your choice of foods to help promote healthy growth and development of your child.  Below is a summary of the guidelines and a few examples of serving sizes for children from the Five Food Groups:

-  To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and choose amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet energy need.
-  Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from the five food groups every day
-  Limit intake of foods containing saturated fat, added salt and added sugars
-  Encourage, support and promote breastfeeding

Summary of Australian Dietary Guidelines' serving sizes for children

Adding a little bit extra

Whilst vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet, there are many multivitamins available which can add just that little bit extra to your child’s nutritional intake. 

 

The Conventional Tablet

The humble tablet is made in a convenient chewable form to make tablet taking easy for kids.  Choose a flavour that your child loves to make the process even more enjoyable!

Blackmores Kids Multi Vanilla Flavoured Chewable TabletsCenovis Kids Vita Tingles Multivitamin, Fruit and Vegies Strawberry Flavoured Chewable TabletsCentrum Kids Complete from A-Zinc Strawberry Flavoured Chewable Tablets

A Sweet Alternative

Children all love lollies but we all know they aren’t the best for our children.  Why not try giving them a healthy multivitamin alternative for those sweet moments?  A variety of soft gummies full of vitamins in a range of delicious flavours are available for your child to choose from.

Nature's Way Kids Smart Vita Gummies Multiviatmin and Vegies Berry Flavoured Soft GummiesNature's Way Kids Smart Vita Gummies Multivitamin for Fussy Eaters Raspberry Flavoured Gummies

Bioglan Kids Gummies Multivitamins for Girls Soft GummiesBioglan Kids Gummies Multivitamins for Boys Soft Gummies

Multi’s in the Chocolate Factory

For kids that don’t like lollies, here’s another healthy option.  The Oompa Loompa’s have brewed up another chocolate variety and added 15 key vitamins and minerals into chocolate!

Cenovis Vita Buddies Multivitamin Sugarless Chocolate Flavoured Squares

A Sprinkle of Salt Multivitamin

Make your meals fun by letting your kids sprinkle not salt, but multivitamins to their own meals.  They come flavour free to not interfere with your delicious cooking, and also in the much loved chocolate flavour.

Cenovis Kids Vita Sprinkles Multivitamin Plus Fruit and Veggies Chocolate Sprinkle PowderCenovis Kids Vita Sprinkles Multivitamin Plus Fruit and Veggies Flavour Free Sprinkle Powder

 

Multiple Options for Kids Multivitamins

Make your kid’s meals fun and interactive and add that little bit of extra through healthy and tasty treats.  Check out the full kid’s vitamins range at Your Chemist Shop!