It's an age-old parent struggle - how to get picky kids to eat well. Every vegetable is a victory for most parents. So it makes all the sense in the world that a nutrition shake that promises to supplement every vitamin and mineral they need would sound like a good thing and a great solution. "Something that tastes great and gives them everything they need from the vegetables I can't get them to eat? Sign me up." said just about every parent, ever.
Sometimes, it's a little more complicated than that. Sometimes you don't just need to fill the gaps; you need something with substance and quality to help your child get all the nutrition they need.
So we made something! Meal2Grow is a complete nutrition powder naturally and holistically formulated to help kids grow. Here are four reasons to consider choosing whole organic foods over Pediasure Grow and Gain.
Organic Whole Foods vs. Fortification - Sneakz Meal2Grow is based on whole food ingredients, look at the ingredient list and you will mainly find ingredients you recognize, Mango, Guava, Carrots, Quinoa. Take a look at Pediasure Grow & Gain from Pediasure (powder formula); they offer mostly fortified nutrients (Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Phylloquinone, and Cyanocobalamin anyone?).
Good for Growth - Meal2Grow contains Lutein to support eye health, Omega 3s to help growing brains, and K2, Calcium, and Vitamin D combine to help promote healthy bones and teeth! Additionally, Meal2Grow contains 10 grams of organic Pea Protein to keep your little one's muscles growing strong.
Helps with Digestion - Most comparable products don't contain probiotics. What's more, our unique Probiotic blend (1 Billion CFU's of probiotics) can survive cooking, making Sneakz Meal2Grow not only great for smoothies but great for baking and other favorite recipes. All while protecting against digestive issues.
Nothing to Hide - Sneakz uses Organic Cane Sugar as a sweetener. Pediasure and other products use Corn Syrup, Sugar, Corn Maltodextrin, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, and "Artificial Flavor" - which makes it appear as if there's not as much sugar as there is.
The trick to reading the nutrition panels is to read the Ingredient List, not the Nutrition Facts. Does the product seem high in carbs, but low in sugar? The product may be hiding “sugar alcohols” alternative sweeteners to make their product sweeter but not have to list them as sugar, but they do have to list them as carbohydrates. Look for these in the ingredient list as Acesulfame potassium, Sucralose, or Sorbitol.
Do you see two products with the same amount of sugar, but one has sugar as the first ingredient and the other does not?
Don’t assume one has natural sugar or less added sugar and the other does not. Many companies will use multiple different kinds of sugar, such as but not limited to Corn Syrup, Sugar, Corn Maltodextrin, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, to make sure sugar is not a top-listed ingredient.
Whole foods are the most potent form of medicine we have. If you're trying to choose the right thing to nourish your kids, look with your eyes but trust your gut.