Dr. Heber answers your questions on essential nutrition for children.
By David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.N.
Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board and
Nutrition Advisory Board, Herbalife
Q: Why is good nutrition so important for children?
A: Children need good nutrition
because their bodies are growing and developing. Yet
many children simply cannot resist the appeal of junk food, like calorie-heavy candy
bars and sugar-filled soft drinks. Their diets tend to be high in sugar and starch,
depleting their bodies of essential nutrients required for optimal growth and energy.
Starting your kids out right with healthy foods that appeal to them develops good
eating habits that carry into adulthood.
Q: Do children benefit from vitamin supplements?
Even the most nutritionally aware parents cannot be 100% certain what
nutrients are in the foods they serve their children. Thatís why a good quality
multivitamin is necessary to ensure that they are getting the vitamins and minerals
they need. For example, Herbalife
MultiVites provide iron for healthy red blood cells,
as well as the minerals calcium and magnesium, which are crucial for healthy bones,
nerves and muscles. MultiVites are also an excellent source of zinc, which is important
for normal growth and development.*
Q: Is snacking always bad for children?
Healthy snacking can be a great way to supplement your childís nutrition and give
them the energy they need when they come home from school or before playing in
team sports. Healthy snacks include colorful fruits and vegetables, celery and wholegrain
crackers. Additionally, Herbalife Kids Shakes provide essential vitamins, minerals
and fiber, as well as 15 grams of protein to satisfy their hunger throughout the day.*
|* These statements
have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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