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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink a meal replacement?
    A:Making healthy food choices and eating proper meals is always recommended, however, BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink is an excellent alternative when a meal replacement is required. Each serving of BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink provides 240 calories, 24 essential vitamins and minerals, and 7 grams of protein. Talk to your pediatrician about healthy eating and meal replacements.
  • Q:Where can I find a BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink?
    A:BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink is available at select grocery, discount and drug stores nationwide. To find retailers near you, click here to use our Store Locator.
  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink lactose-free?
    A:BOOST® Kids Essentials Drink is suitable for lactose intolerance (but not for individuals with galactosemia).
  • Q:My child is a picky eater. How can BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink help?
    A:BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink offers a delicious option with complete nutrition for even the pickiest eaters. To learn more, click here.
  • Q:My child is lagging behind on growth curves. How can BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink help?
    A:As a nutritious and delicious snack or meal, BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink helps provide a proper balance of key nutrients growing kids need. To learn more, click here.
  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink an energy drink?
    A:No. Energy drinks typically contain some type of stimulant, such as caffeine or ginseng, along with high levels of sugar. BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink provides the complete nutrition that children need without stimulants or excessive sugar.
  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink kosher?
    A:Yes, BOOST® Kid Essentials is certified as kosher.
  • Q:Does BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink contain gluten?
    A:No. BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink is gluten-free.
  • Q:How many times a day can my child drink BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink?
    A:BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink may be consumed with meals, or as a snack, and may therefore be consumed more than once per day. In order to make sure a child receives nutrition from a variety of sources, you may wish to limit daily intake to 2-3 servings. Speak with your pediatrician for more detail regarding how frequently your child may wish to use BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink.
  • Q:Is there sugar or high fructose corn syrup in BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink?
    A:BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink does not contain high-fructose corn syrup. BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink contains 15g of sugars per 8.25 fl oz serving.
  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink appropriate for children with diabetes?
    A:According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Diabetes Association, individuals with diabetes may consume some sugar, and primarily need to be aware of their total carbohydrate intake. BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink contains 15 grams of sugars and 32 grams of carbohydrates per 8.25 fl oz serving. Speak with your child’s healthcare provider regarding how to incorporate BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink into a carbohydrate-counting or diabetic meal plan.
  • Q:Is BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink available through the WIC program*?
    A:Yes, BOOST® Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink is USDA WIC-eligible.*
*WIC is a registered service mark of the US Department of Agriculture for USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. No endorsement of any brand or product by the USDA is implied or intended.



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