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Kids can be picky eaters. But is that just a phase or is there something more?
“Here we go again,” you mutter softly as the plate of fruits or veggies s pushed back in your direction. Another day, another dinner standoff between your child and those “icky green things” on the plate (or as us adults know it, broccoli).
If you can’t get them to eat their fruits and vegetables, IS YOUR CHILD GETTING THE NUTRIENTS THEY NEED?
It’s a fear that crosses the minds of a lot of parents.
We want our children to grow up big and strong, and we know that healthy eating is the best way to limit unknown deficiencies in our little bundle of joy.
Yet if they’re not getting the vitamins and minerals they need, WHAT CAN YOU DO TO SUPPORT THEIR GROWING BODIES?
Your fussy child isn’t the only kid sending his or her plate back: a recent CDC study found that only 16% of kids who eat vegetables are eating dark green vegetables. But all hope is not lost.
if your child is still figuring out what they like or doesn’t like, it’s okay. Part of the issue is simply the taste of these foods; kids are more sensitive to the bitter taste, which may be why they can’t stomach the thought of another bite of broccoli.
You may not believe this, but your child actually is also engaged in a power struggle with you; they just may not realize it. Sociologist and author of It’s Not About the Broccoli Dina Rose, Ph.D. explains that it’s a part of your child’s development process. The taste may play a part, but “even in these instances, the refusal to try that food is an expression of fear or other feelings. Control and being able to control their own food environment is a primary problem.”
Part of their growth isn’t just learning how to walk or say “Mama,” they’re also learning how to make decisions. Choosing what foods they want and choosing whether they swallow the food you’re feeding them is part of how they’re figuring out what they can control.
BUT THEY STILL HAVE TO GET THEIR ESSENTIAL VITAMINS AND MINERALS!
Including a blend of 12 organic fruits and vegetables, then supercharged with 15 essential vitamins and minerals, Hiya has plenty of what kids need in their daily nutrition so it helps fill in common gaps.
What’s really smart about pairing a Hiya children’s multivitamin next to the fruits or veggies is that it lets them choose to take the vitamin! You’re allowing your fussy eater to learn how to make choices.
Plus since Hiya is naturally sweetened, it’s got the sweetness kids enjoy… all with ZERO added sugar. So you let them make a choice, and when they discover their choice was a delicious one, they get to enjoy a delicious, nutritious vitamin!
Eventually, you can keep working on fruits and vegetables to make sure they have proper nutrition while giving them good choices, like Hiya. This is how you can help them get past their fussy phase and prevent them from being malnourished. If you’re still unsure about your child’s nutrition, reach out to their pediatrician who will be happy to help.
Here are some pics of kids absolutely falling in love with Hiya and their personalized bottle.
I’ve recommended Hiya to hundreds of families and friends and I always hear the same thing — Hiya is truly a hit!
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“My 5 year old loves them and asks for them every morning! I feel good about it including a blend of organic fruits and veggies and I love that the refills don’t include plastic bottles. It’s also really nice that she only has to take one a day — which makes my life so much easier!” – Mandi B.
“I am a firm believer in supplements (vitamins) so when my daughter started to get a little picky with her food and eating almost no veggies, I decided it was time to find a kids vitamin for her. I have bought a few brands of vitamins and with each one, I noticed how it seemed as if she just ate a bowl full of candy. She was bouncing off the walls and she became moody. So after I noticed this, I just decided to stop giving her a daily vitamin. When I first saw an ad for Hiya, I was really excited that it was made with no added sugars and I had to try it. It’s only been a couple of weeks and I am completely in love with the brand, as is my daughter. Every morning she is just so excited to eat her vitamin for the day! I also have peace of mind knowing she is getting her essential vitamins to keep her healthy-especially during these times.” – Amanda K.
“So glad these are as kid-pleasing as advertised. I was very skeptical that my kids would go for these but they totally love them! I’m so happy to give them a single chewable that still has all the forms of vitamins that I prefer for them. Plus they were SO EXCITED about the special yellow bottles and the stickers to decorate them.” – Grace M.
“First of all, having children with allergies creates a struggle in finding food and supplements that are safe. Until Hiya, I could not find a multivitamin that my son could take! Not only do I love the ingredients but my children actually ask me to take their vitamins every day! Thank you Hiya!!!” – Rebekah B.
“My kids absolutely love these- they were a huge hit right off the bat with them being able to decorate their bottles. I am pleased they don’t have artificial ingredients or sugars and dyes and they are thrilled that they get stickers and yummy vitamins. And they taste GREAT. Win, win :)” – Jessica D.