CAT | Kids Health
Who says gummies are just for kids? New Ultimate Flora Probiotic Gummies are a fun, delicious way for children and adults to help replenish good bacteria every day with 2 billion live cultures per serving!‡Made with natural fruit juice, the chewable gummies are formulated with an advanced B. coagulans probiotic strain that survives harsh stomach acid to help ensure delivery of the beneficial bacteria to the intestinal tract, where they help promote digestive balance and support immune health.‡
- 2 billion live cultures per serving
- Delicious natural fruit flavors
- Promotes digestive balance‡
- Supports immune health‡
- Dairy- and soy-free
- No sorbitol
Why Take Probiotics?
Children and adults alike can benefit from taking a daily probiotic supplement.‡ Kids are exposed daily to challenges while in school, at play, or from the environment. Probiotics are considered a safe and gentle way to support digestive and immune health.‡
For adults, daily probiotics help replenish healthy gut flora that may be depleted due to factors such as aging, stress, poor diet, travel and certain medication use.‡ Taking a daily probiotic supplement has been shown to help restore a balanced digestive system and promote healthy digestion and immune health.‡
Ultimate Flora Probiotic Gummies are free of GMOs, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, and added artificial ingredients. To learn more, visit the Ultimate Flora Probiotic Gummies page on our website.
In the last thirty years childhood obesity has more than doubled among U.S. children (ages 6–11) and quadrupled in adolescents (ages 12–19), putting American youth at greater risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and even stroke as they grow older. Because September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, here are two new studies spotlighting the importance of promoting good nutrition and lifestyle habits—plus several links to smart and simple tips for raising healthy kids!
Little Couch Potatoes Grow Up to Be Big Couch Potatoes
Researchers at University College London recently wrapped up a decades-long study in which they found that children who spend a lot of time sitting in front of the TV tend to become adults who spend a lot of time sitting in front of the TV—a behavior known to contribute to obesity and obesity-related disease. After monitoring the viewing habits of more than 9,800 participants, they found that nearly 83 percent of 40-year-olds who watch more than three hours of TV daily had similar habits at age 10. This prompted experts to stress the importance of teaching kids about the benefits of physical activity for a healthy weight and overall wellness.
Learning to Like Certain Foods Starts Early
A new series of nutritional studies suggests childhood eating habits form during infancy, and parents should be aware that taste preferences for certain foods can take root even before little ones start walking. The combined results of more than 10 studies, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, show that eating patterns are set early in life—making it even more important for parents to promote healthy foods sooner rather than later. They recommend getting babies interested in fruit and vegetables by late infancy (between 10 and 12 months) and encourage parents to keep trying even when kids spit out certain foods, as repeated exposure often increases acceptance.
Parents and family members can check out our previous blogs for tips and advice on children’s health and nutrition:
- Back-to-School Basics for Kids: 5 Tips for a Healthier, Happier Year
- Kids & Diabetes Study, Plus 4 Tips for Parents
- 5 Super Benefits of Probiotics for Kids
- S. Kids Not Getting Enough Essential Fatty Acids
- Kids, Teens and Vitamin D