Whether your child is a fussy eater or has a healthy appetite for fruits and vegetables, this programme will support your child with the nourishment it needs for optimum growth and wellbeing. Selective eating habits, time constraints, travelling, school, and cooking methods can pose ‘nutritional hurdles’ for little eaters. Spending long periods of time indoors or seasonal changes during the colder or wetter months can challenge the immune system. Research has shown that deficiency in zinc and vitamin D in children under 5 years of age is widespread. Supporting their nutritional gap can be a positive addition to their growth and development.
All the products in this children’s programme have been formulated by Wild Nutrition’s Co-founder - nutritional therapist and health author Henrietta Norton BSc, Dip NT. As well as working with children of all ages in her clinic over the last 13 years, Henrietta has conducted extensive research into childhood development and nutrition. As a mother of 3 young children herself, Henrietta also understands the trials and tribulations that feeding your children a nourishing diet can bring. The latest research into chronic disease has shown us that supporting a child’s nutritional needs early on in life can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life.
Food-Grown® Essential Fatty Acid Complex:
The structure of the adult brain is approximately 60% fat. These fats serve to assist with brain function and cognition (how we learn, behave, think and feel). Nurturing your child’s developing brain with ‘good’ essential fatty acids begins in the womb and remains important throughout childhood. Indeed, DHA from Omega 3 fats is required for normal brain function and the maintenance of normal vision. Children require a good balance of ‘good’ essential fatty acids 3, 6 and 9. These play functional roles throughout the body and not just in the brain and eyes. As your child reaches 10 or 11 years old they will need good fats in their diet to support the hormonal changes, whether male or female, as they come into their teenage years.
Our Food-Grown® Essential Fatty Acid Complex is a unique blend of non-GMO vegetable powders made from oil, to provide highly bioavailable essential fatty acids 3, 6 and 9. This is suitable for vegetarian and vegan children or those children with fish and shellfish allergies. Research has shown that our Essential Fatty Acid Complex is exceptionally stable thereby improving the absorption and metabolism of these key fats as well as the absorption of calcium.
Food-Grown® Daily Multi Nutrient:
Our Food-Grown® Daily Multi Nutrient for Children (aged 3 to 12 years) is an expertly formulated comprehensive formula to support the healthy growth of your child’s immune health, energy needs and cognitive development using highly bio-available Food-Grown nutrients. Studies show that many children have inadequate intakes of many vital nutrients including Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2 and Zinc. Our formula has been designed to bridge the gap and provide Vitamin D and Calcium for normal bone growth and development, antioxidants Vitamin C, Selenium, Zinc and Elderberry for a healthy immune system and GTF Chromium, B vitamins and Iron to support the energy needs and cognitive development of your growing child. As with all our products, this formula contains no nasty fillers, binders, colouring’s, flavouring’s or sugars commonly found in children’s products. We wouldn’t want these for our children so we don’t want them for yours! For children over 12 years, please see our Bespoke Teen range.
Food-Grown® Vitamin C & Zinc:
Uniquely formulated for children of all ages, our complex of Food-Grown® Zinc, vitamin C and vitamin B2 offers natural addition to your child’s diet throughout the year or in times of extra nutritional need.
Research has shown that a deficiency in zinc in children under 5 years of age is widespread. Supporting their nutritional gap can be a positive addition to their growth and development. Our Food-Grown Zinc has been shown to be 75 % better absorbed and retained by the body than synthetic forms like zinc sulphate or gluconate. Studies have shown our Food Grown Vitamin C to be up to 1210% better absorbed and retained by the body than other commonly used forms of ascorbic acid. Vitamin B2 has been included in this formula to support the cellular transportation of zinc.