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Support your child’s growth
What can you do to support your child’s growth with extra nutrients? Read this example of how BOOST® Kid Essentials Drink can help:
Jacob, 6 years old
Fell from the 50th to the 25th percentile on the growth chart
Jacob had been following the 50th percentile for both weight and height for his age, but at his last doctor’s visit, his weight had fallen to the 25th percentile. His mother reported that over the past several months he had become more selective about the type and variety of foods he would eat. Jacob could benefit from daily nutritional support to help him boost his intake and maintain his weight.
How can BOOST Kid Essentials Nutritionally Complete Drink help kids like Jacob?
BOOST Kid Essentials Drink is a nutritious and delicious snack or meal, helping provide a balance of key nutrients that growing kids need. Available in two kid-approved flavors (chocolate and vanilla), BOOST Kid Essentials Drink makes a nutritious and delicious snack or meal.
BOOST Kid Essentials Drink provides complete nutrition for kids ages 1–13. BOOST Kid Essentials Drink can help fill in the gaps in your child’s nutrition with:
- 24 essential vitamins and minerals
- 7 grams of protein
- 240 calories
- A good source of antioxidant vitamins C and E, as well as selenium,
vitamin D and calcium
In addition to supplementing your child’s diet with extra nutrients, it’s a good idea to define a baseline for “normal” growth of your child
with your child’s healthcare provider. This way, if you suspect a problem like slow growth or believe your child is under weight, you have a
place to start.
Additional advice as your child grows:
- Continue to encourage your child to eat a variety of nutritious foods, and ask your child’s healthcare provider to share growth tracking data
with you at each visit.
- BOOST Kid Essentials Drink is an excellent way to help your child get
the essential nutrients he or she needs. And it’s available in two
kid-approved flavors: chocolate and vanilla.
- Remember to talk to your child about his or her nutrition so that he or
she has a role in understanding what it takes to support healthy growth.