7 Essential Nutrients To Help Your Child Thrive
Updated on 07 November 2016
As your child reaches school age, they are growing quickly, and they are exploring the world and developing new skills every day. To meet the extra demands of growth, children have higher nutrient requirements for their body size compared to adults. So it’s important that they consume foods that provide adequate nutrients for their needs. Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt are naturally nutrient-rich and so are a great choice – we have added a few extra nutrients to Fearnleaf Calciyum products, tailored to the needs of growing kids.
Because your child is not only growing in height – around 5cm every year – but their brain is also still developing, Fearnleaf Calciyum helps to provide key nutrients for both an Active Body and an Active Mind. By helping children achieve higher intakes of key nutrients that they may not get enough of, Fernleaf Calciyum helps meet their nutritional needs..
Find out more about the nutrients in Fernleaf Calciyum.
Protein is a key building block of both muscle and bone, and these organs are crucial for a healthy and active body. Dairy protein is of particularly high quality as it contains all of the essential amino acids and is easily absorbed by the body.
Growing kids need calcium to ensure strong bones, but they often don’t get enough of it. Dairy is a great source of calcium that is easily absorbed compared to other foods. Fernleaf Calciyum also contains calcium to support growing bodies.
Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium from food to build strong bones. Staying healthy is key for an active body and mind.
Vitamin A is another essential nutrient for the functionalities of the eyes.
Not only does zinc help build strong bones, it is also important for the structure and function of the brain. Too little zinc can affect learning, focus and concentration. Zinc also supports a healthy immune system.
Iron is a component in red blood cell which carry oxygen to all parts of the body. Sufficient Iron is important to reduce tiredness and thus helps your child to focus.
Involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions, magnesium is important for sending signals in the brain2
It’s one thing to know what vitamins and minerals your child needs, but it can be a challenge to get them to eat enough nutrient-rich foods. That’s why Fernleaf Calciyum contains the A-Force, a tailored bundle of these nutrients, to help support an active body and active mind.
1 Whitney E & Rolfes SR (11th Ed). (2008). Understanding Nutrition. USA: Thomson Wadsworth
2 Volpe SL. (2012). Magnesium. In Erdman Jr. JN, Macdonald IA & Zeisel SH. (10th ed), Present Knowledge in Nutrition (pp. 459-474). USA: Wiley-Blackwell