Do your children take supplements? What do you look for in a supplement? Currently my kids are taking a multivitamin, B-12, Vitamin C, and a pro-biotic. After reading several articles recently I think I will be adding an EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) supplement as well. Here is one of the articles:
(You can scroll down to the section where he discusses a child's brain needing fish oil)
While I do believe in trying to get most of your vitamins and minerals from whole foods it is almost impossible to get all the vitamins and minerals this way any longer. Our soils have become so depleted of nutrients that it has effected our food. That is where the supplements come in.
When shopping for supplements you need to do your homework. Do not just run out and buy the Flintstones because the kids like the bottle. Brands like that are filled with sugar and garbage. You want to make sure the supplements are GMP Certified and have a Purity Certification as well. These are 3rd party organizations that test supplements as they are not FDA regulated.
Metagenics is a company that has a triple GMP Certification. Check out their products here: