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What are the benefits of nutritional supplements for children?

Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
What a nutritional supplement can offer is a way to balance out the nutrition from the day. Think of Tom Cruise's famous line from Jerry Maguire (no not "show me the money"!) "You complete me" and you will see how a daily supplement can enhance your child's nutrition regime. While organic farming is wonderful and nutrient dense, it still represents a very small portion of fruits and vegetables grown today -- and that means that the vast amount of our nation's soil, which has been chemically farmed for years, has lost nutrient value compared to previous decades. Thus, for optimal health, we can "supplement" these nutrients regardless of our children's fruit and vegetable intake.

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