This is a sponsored post for Cenovis
One of the first things I realised when Biggie embarked upon a career of picky eating was: I wasn’t alone. Plenty of mums and dads were right there with me knowing their kid wouldn’t touch a spear of broccoli with a ten-foot-pole, or would scream the house down when presented with a piece of cheese.
While I realise it’s a pretty normal stage for kids to be in, it can be disconcerting to look back over what they ate that day and see there are huge gaps in their nutrient intake. And while we’ve had success with eating something other than sandwiches, fruit, and yogurt (FINALLY OMG), we’re still a long way off yet. Hell, even I take a multivitamin because I find it hard to get all the required vitamins and minerals from diet alone. And I’m a washed-up old broad who stopped growing a long time ago – my kids are still little, still forming bone and brain tissue and goodness knows what else that requires adequate nutrition.
I have already had great success with flavour-free sprinkles in food (Benefiber in their Weetbix will soon get a toilet-shy kid moving!), so I was interested in trying a similar multivitamin version. For kids aged 1-7, the recommended dose is one teaspoon of Vita Sprinkles in their food once a day. My kids eat like sparrows, so one teaspoon in their dinner would be total overkill. I put in a little bit each meal and across the day they would have the full dose. The sprinkles are recommended for kids up to age 12.
The Vita Sprinkles contain:
*Vitamin C and Vitamin A to help support the immune system
*B Vitamins to assist with energy production
*Vitamin B1 to help maintain healthy brain function
*Calcium and Vitamin D3 for healthy bones and teeth
*Iron, which may be important for fussy eaters who have inadequate iron intake and may help maintain healthy brain function
*Iodine, which may be beneficial for normal brain function and learning ability.
It is almost too easy – it has gone into spaghetti, yogurt, smoothies, milk, and cereal, and the kids have eaten it no trouble. You could add it to casseroles, soups, stews, drinks, pureed fruit – all sorts of things. I just leave the containers near the bowls in the cupboard, and am reminded to pop a bit in every time I make a meal. A little sprinkle for a lot of peace of mind!
Cenovis also are inviting families to post pics of their leftovers on social media with the hashtag #shareyourleftoverswithcenovis, for the chance to win movie ticket giveaways. Not sure they’d want to see my leftovers though, they’re rarely…photogenic…
Is your kid a bit averse to a healthy diet? Have you had much success with kid multivitamins? TELL ME ALL YOUR SECRETS!
(Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. Pens are not bikes.)