Important nutrient categories for children include: essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and bioactive phytonutrients.
There is an increasing concern that many populations and groups, including children, are not consuming adequate levels of important omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to be important for visual and brain development in infants, but also play an important role in balancing the availability of anti-inflammatory signals produced by immune cells. Other important micronutrients for kids’ health include the antioxidant nutrients and the minerals magnesium, calcium, iron.
When you think of the school-aged child, the first thing that likely comes to mind is growth. Good nutrition is required to maintain proper growth velocity in children. Consuming sufficient levels of SOW® functional ingredients is important for optimal growth and development in children.