Children Health

Epidemic of the 21st century - overweight, sick kids!


In the recent past, the issues parents dealt with regarding their children health focused on diseases like chickenpox and conditions like “Little League” elbow. But today’s parents are having the pediatrician tell them their 11-year-old son has Type 2 diabetes or their 16-year-old daughter has osteoporosis. The “out-of-control” lifestyles fashioned by the adults of the past 40 years has led to a 50 percent increase in the diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes–the kind of diabetes that used to be known as “adult onset” because this obesity-related disorder wasn’t usually diagnosed until age 50 or older! Type 2 diabetes is a major risk factor in the development of premature heart disease, kidney failure and even blindness.and even blindness.

 

 
Nutritious Herbalife product for children.

Here are a few guidelines for dealing with overweight children. Be sure the child has been evaluated by a medical doctor to assure there are no health issues or reasons why losing weight would be a problem. Children can begin their day with a Fruit-Flavored chewable multivitamin and a shake made with nonfat milk or soy milk. Or how about a Kids Shakes?The Chocolate flavor served warm makes a terrific, tasty and nutritious alternative to hot chocolate. Counsel parents about taking the chips, cookies, granola bars and sodas out of their children lunch bag (and avoiding school lunches which tend to be high in fat and sugar calories). A meat or cheese sandwich on whole-wheat bread, a baggie of carrot sticks and cherry tomatoes and a small apple can be filling, has less calories and is much more nutritious. A shake after school is a great way toavoid the snacking-all-the-way-to-dinnertime tendency. Or prepare a frozen treat made with Kids Shakes Then a family dinner with chicken or fish, a green salad and a whole-grain roll along with lots of fresh water will complete the day! If an evening snack is needed, try Low-Carb Protein Bar,or a package of  Roasted Soy Nuts with minimally sweetened lemonade. I’m getting hungry!


Kindermins -  Liquid Multi-vitamin/herbal Dietary Supplement for Infants And Children

When it comes to your children, you want only the best. Nothing else will do, and Herbalife realizes this. So, in developing a liquid vitamin supplement for kids age three and under, Herbalife sought out the finest ingredients and conceived the most advanced formulations.


The result is Kindermins®. This liquid-vitamin supplement is the perfect way to help your children get off to a healthy start in life. It is also the ideal liquid-vitamin supplement to give to the youngest of children.
That’s because Kindermins® is formulated to be smooth and soothing on a young child’s digestive system. This enables Kindermins® to be absorbed easily and efficiently.

In addition, Kindermins® is a major source of antioxidants–and this antioxidant protection is reinforced by a choice blend of premium-quality herbs.

Give your children the healthy start in life they deserve. Give them Kindermins®. 

Discussion Points

  • Kindermins® is easily absorbed and soothing to young digestive tracts. Many liquidvitamin supplements are not ideally suited for very young children. But Kindermins® is made from an herbal base that includes chamomile, alfalfa and rosehips. This makes it perfect for children three and under.*

  • This liquid-vitamin supplement is loaded with antioxidant properties. Kindermins® contains Vitamins C and E, as well as beta carotene. The result is cellular-level protection for very young children.*

Did You Know?


Chamomile flower extract has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and soothing effects on the stomach. It is also effective in fighting bacteria and can even be applied topically to fight skin rashes.* Because of its smooth, soothing action, Chamomile extract has a history of use for children’s health issues

Fast Facts

  • Easily absorbed and assimilated by a young child’s sensitive digestive system.*

  • Rich in antioxidant properties from Vitamins C and E, as well as beta carotene.

  • Includes easy-to-digest, premium-quality herbs for added health benefits.*

  • Pleasant-tasting formula has no artificial flavorings or colorings.

Supplement Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 ml

  • Servings per container: 30 ml

  • Suggested Serving: Infants 6 months and over and children up to 3 years of age, one dropper (1 ml) per day taken orally or added to child’s bottle, juices, cereals or other foods.

Children's Fruit-Flavored Chewable MultiVitamin- Dietary Supplement

Few will argue that nutrition plays a critical role in everyone’s health, but it is especially important for developing young bodies. Between children’s active lifestyles and their physical development, it is crucial for them to receive adequate amounts of all the vitamins and minerals they need.

 

Proper nutrition from an early age helps give children the building blocks of health for the rest of their lives. In addition to providing children with a well-balanced, proactive, nutritional program that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, pediatricians often recommend vitamin and mineral supplements.

Some children shy away from swallowing tablets, which is why flavored, chewable vitamins were invented many years ago. It’s also why children’s vitamins must taste great and be fun to take. Herbalife’s MultiVites are that...and more!

MultiVites fruit-flavored chewable multivitamins provide 100% Daily Value of key nutrients to meet growing kids’ daily needs. Fun sports shapes keep kids coming back for more. And, each tablet is chockfull of essential vitamins and minerals necessary for healthy growth and development. 

Discussion Points

  • Perfected for a child’s taste buds: Three fruity flavors that children will ask for every day.

  • Easy to take: Chewable and easily digestable, kids won’t say “no” to MultiVites.

  • Helps grow healthy bodies with its 21 essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Did You Know?


Vitamins E and C are two of the most powerful antioxidants needed by the human body. Vitamin E helps maintain strong cell membranes and plays an important role in helping the body protect itself. Vitamin C is a

 

key player in combatting cellular damage caused by free radicals. It also reacts with other antioxidants and minerals in your body to help transport them to cells where they can perform their vital functions. 

 

Fast Facts

 

  • MultiVites contain 21 vitamins and minerals essential for healthy growth and development.

  • MultiVites are rich in antioxidant factors Vitamins E, C, Beta Carotene and Vitamin A.

  • Fortified with Iron and Zinc.

  • Easily absorbed and assimilated by a child’s digestive system.

  • Safe, child-reistant cap.

  • Use in conjunction with Herbalife’s complete line of children’s nutritional products.

 

Supplement Facts

 

  • Raspberry and Grape Flavored

  • Serving Size: 1 chewable tablet

  • Servings per container: 60 chewable tablet

  • Suggested Serving: One chewable tablet daily for ages 2–4 years old, and two tablets daily for children 4 years of age or older.


Kids Shakes


Nutritional children's drink mix

Starting the day with a nutritious and balanced breakfast is always a good idea, but for children, health experts say it is essential for their well-being. School-age children must have a healthy breakfast in order to do their best in school.

To get your children off to a "smart start", include an Herbalife DinoShake as part of a balanced breakfast. It’s bound to be a hit any day of the week, and the great-tasting shake is an easy way to add essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients to your child’s daily diet.

DinoShake may also be used as a nutritious snack. So, when your children come home from school, and they want an afternoon treat, mix up a frothy Chocolicious shake. For variety, add your child’s favorite fruit and not only will your child be happy, but you will too, knowing you’ve provided a perfectly healthy snack. 

Discussion Points

  • Yummy-tasting: Kids love DinoShakes! Whether they’re made with juice or milk, with added fruit or not, your children will never it turn down.

  • Convenient anytime: DinoShakes are a great addition to a child’s balanced breakfast; however, they can also be a wonderful after-school snack.

  • Good for growing bodies: Contains all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients a growing body needs for good health.

Did You Know?


Intake of low nutrient dense foods such as soft drinks, candy, desserts, salty snacks and discretionary fats accounted for more than 30% of daily calories among children aged 8-18. 
–NHANE studies from NCHS and CDC 


Only 35% of boys and 14% of girls get 100% of the RDA of calcium in their diets daily. 
–USDA 

Fast Facts

  • Great-tasting shakes with 17 essential vitamins & minerals kids need every day, plus protein and fiber.

     

    • Excellent source of calcium, B-complex vitamins and antioxidant Vitamins A, C & E.

    • 15g of protein (6g from powder + 9g from milk/soy milk).

    • Good source of fiber.

    • Mixes easily with milk or juice, and can even be added to cereal.

    • Serve hot or cold.

    • Try all 3 great-tasting shake flavors Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry and our fun, sports-shaped MultiVites Chewable Multivitamin.

     

    Supplement Facts

     

    • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

    • Servings per container: 18

    • Suggested Serving: Shake or blend 23 g (2 slightly rounded tablespoons) of Shake Powder with 8 fl. oz. of 2% reduced fat milk or soymilk and enjoy!


Kids Nutrition: Setting A Good 
Nutrition Example for Kids

By Susan Bowerman, MS, RD, CSSD

When it comes to feeding their children, parents certainly have the best intentions. But many have busy lifestyles that don't always allow enough time for grocery shopping, meal planning or cooking.



Others may not be aware of the healthiest ingredients or cooking methods, and may rely on fatty or starchy foods as the basis for meals. Coupled with the picky eating habits that seem to be so prevalent among kids, it's no wonder that children are usually not eating as well as they should.

Age-Old Habits
Younger children often have a number of foods that they refuse to eat. Children can be particular not just about how a food tastes, but about temperature and texture, too. And trying to get kids to eat their vegetables can be a real exercise in persistence.

Most kids prefer foods that are tasty and high calorie, and these tend to be foods that are also inexpensive, widely available and often more convenient to eat. Older kids are frequently on the run, which may mean not only a lot of convenience items and fast foods, but erratic mealtimes, too. Sometimes a few extra minutes of sleep in the morning are more enticing than a healthy breakfast before school.

According to Luigi Gratton, M.D., clinical physician at University of California, Los Angeles, there are some tactics that parents can take with their kids to help them to eat better.

"Setting a good example is a good first step," says Gratton. "Parents should make every attempt to demonstrate healthy eating habits with their kids, and this includes having regular mealtimes." He also notes that kids are more likely to eat healthy fruits and vegetables when they take part in food shopping and preparation.

Winning Strategies 
Children are also more inclined to eat healthy foods when they are offered frequently and regularly. Repeated exposure to vegetables, for example, is just one way to encourage your family members to try new foods. It also helps to make foods visible and available. Try keeping a bowl of fresh fruit on the kitchen counter, or put crunchy, cut-up vegetables in the refrigerator.

Another approach for increasing intake of vegetables is by adding them to familiar foods. Cooked, pureed vegetables can be added to pasta sauce, for example, which boosts nutrition and reduces the overall calories in the dish. Cooked vegetables can also be added to soups, stews, casseroles and meat loaves-adding both nutrition and flavor.

Appropriate snacking is fine for growing kids, and well-chosen snacks can help to meet nutritional needs. But if snacking means sugary or salty empty-calorie items,

 

consider offering fruits, vegetables, nuts or soy nuts, yogurt or low-fat pudding instead.

 

Smooth Things Over
Kids also enjoy smoothies, and products such as Herbalife's new line of protein shakes-designed to be mixed with milk-provide a tasty way to help kids meet their vitamin and mineral needs for the day as a snack or part of a healthy meal. A bit of protein helps to curb appetite and limit frequent snacking on less healthy items.

 

Despite parents' best efforts, children's diets may still fall short in certain key nutrients. "A daily multiple vitamin and mineral supplement can help to round out any potential shortfalls in the diet, and can act as a safety net," says Gratton. "Look for age-appropriate products, which target the needs for the particular age of the child."