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Tips for Getting Your Kids to Take Their Vitamins


When I was a kid, I remember hiding my vitamins throughout the house. I would do anything to avoid swallowing a big giant pill before breakfast every morning. Now that I am a parent, I have found that my kids feel the same way that I did about vitamins, and it is challenging to get them to take their important nutritional supplements every day.

I have tried bribing, coaxing and downright begging to get the kids to take their vitamins, and nothing has ever seemed to work until recently. I finally realized that it wasn’t that my kids didn’t want to take their vitamins or not that they didn’t care about their health but that they just had a hard time swallowing the big giant pills I was putting on their place mat with breakfast.

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I recently discovered a new vitamin at our local Whole Foods Market called alternaVites Kids. The kids think they are taking candy in the morning when I help them sprinkle the multivitamin & mineral on their tongue before breakfast – plus the best part is that there is no sugar or additives. Finally, my son with severe allergies has a vitamin that does not contain egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish like other vitamins on the market contain. (plus it is gluten-free)


As with anything with kids, the thrill of the getting their powder on the tongue can wear off after time, so I have found other ways to make it fun for them to take their alternaVites Kids multivitamin. My #1 favorite and the kids favorite too are in a morning smoothie. I add their favorite fruits and vegetables into a blender, sprinkle alternaVites Kids into the blender, and they get their daily nutrition in a flavorful and healthy smoothie. alternaVites Kids has shared four different smoothie recipes for families to try to incorporate the multivitamin into their kids diets.

mixed berry smoothie

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Where can you find it? At your local Whole Foods Market. They come for adults with a mixed berry flavor and children a raspberry cotton candy or strawberry bubblegum flavor. Just one packet a day and parents can know that their children are getting all the important nutrients that their kids need to grow strong, healthy bodies. Save with this online coupon.


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