Deficiencies in Kids

Are you concerned about your child? Not sure if they getting enough from their food?

Nutrients are categorised into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. Macro-nutrients, carbohydrates, protein and fat provide energy whilst micro-nutrients such as iron, zinc and folate are needed for optimal function of the body.

Nutritional deficiencies such as iron and zinc are very common in kids, and occur particularly in kids who:

  • Are picky eaters

  • After periods of rapid growth

  • Have recurrent worm infestations

  • Or frequent or recurrent infections

  • Are on a restricted diet due to food intolerances

So how do you know? Common signs that your child may have a nutrient deficiency can include:

  • Pale complexion

  • Fatigue or trouble concentrating

  • Low appetite

  • Behavioural problems

  • Increased frequency or recurrent infections

  • Failure to thrive

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For correcting deficiencies our dedicated pediatric focused team may recommend:

  • Supplementation only to replete frank deficiencies (short-term)

  • Working with your child to try new foods to get the nutrients they need from their diet

  • Supportive healthy digestive function and immune system to achieve optimal health

ReMed’s dedicated team of paediatric-focused naturopaths and clinical nutritionists are experienced in providing natural health care specifically for kids – not only in terms of expertise but also the practicality of working with kids – food ideas, the taste of nutrient supplements, correct dosages based on age and weight in addition to whether their diet is providing the nutrition that their growing body’s need.

We want every child to get the best start so ensuring that their little bodies have all the building blocks they need is essential.

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