UK toddler diets contain, on average, only 27% of the reference nutrient intake (RNI) for vitamin D* and concern about the associated detrimental health effects is growing. Click here to find out more. *Bates B et al. National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Headline results from Years 1 and 2 (combined) of the Rolling Programme: London: HMSO, 2010
Cow & Gate Complete Care growing up milk for toddlers from 1-2 years
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Cow & Gate growing up milk has been specially developed to meet the nutritional needs of toddlers from 1-2 years.
The toddler years are a crucial stage for a number of reasons: between the ages of 1 and 3, a toddler gains a staggering 40% in weight and height and a significant amount of brain and organ development occurs. As a result, the nutrient requirements of toddlers are very different from older children and adults. As well as needing nearly 4 times more iron than anadult does, toddlers also need nearly 3 times more calcium and energy and significantly more of the vitamins A, C and D*.
To meet these higher nutritional requirements, a balanced diet is highly important but the quality of a toddler’s diet can vary on a daily basis. Their diet can be affected by many everyday situations so some days, they eat better than others. This means that parents and carers may not be certain that their child is getting what they need.
According to research, large numbers of UK toddlers may not be consuming sufficient amounts of key nutrients, specifically iron and vitamin D:
•8 out of 10 toddlers do not consume the recommended daily intake† of 6.9 mg of iron •9 out of 10 are consuming less than the recommended daily intake† of 7 µg of vitamin D
Cow & Gate growing up milk has been specially developed to meet the nutritional needs of toddlers and is a practical way to help provide your growing toddler with the nutrients they need.Made from cows’ milk and enriched with key nutrients, including prebiotic oligosaccharides, Cow & Gate growing up milk helps gives toddlers the vitamins and minerals they need.
Two x 150ml beakers a day provides a blend of: Iron Vitamin D Omega 3
Common questions about Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk from parents, answered by our Careline.
Q. What is Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk? A. Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk is designed to help meet the growing needs of toddlers from 1 year who have high nutritional requirements during this stage of rapid growth and brain development. It is designed to complement their daily diet and can be consumed as a drink or used in foods. Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk helps support healthy growth, brain development and learning skills. Q. Who is Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk suitable for? A. It is designed to complement the diet of toddlers aged 1 to 3 years. Q. What format does Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk come in? A.Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk is available in powder (900g Eazypack) and liquid (200ml and 4 x 500ml plastic bottles).
Q. What does Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk contain and what are the benefits?
A. Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk provides 28 essential nutrients to complement the toddler’s diet, including iron and vitamin D, two nutrients that are often lacking in the toddlers’ diet and are important for healthy growth and development.
Iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency are the most common deficiencies during infancy and childhood.Full term infants are born with a natural iron store which lasts until 5-6 months of age. As the baby’s natural iron stores are almost depleted by 6 months of age more iron rich foods need to be included in the diet. Taking iron specifically, whole cows’ milk contains only 0.03 mg/100mls of iron. To achieve an intake of at least 6 mg per day a toddler would need to consume 20 litres of cows’ milk. Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk contains 1.2 mg/100mls; therefore only 2 cups or 500mls is necessary to help meet this requirement. This illustrates how cows’ milkis not specifically designed for toddlers. Q. What’s the difference between Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk and cows’ milk? A. Whilst cows’ milk provides a source of many nutrients it is not designed to help meet the unique nutritional needs of the growing toddler as part of their daily diet. For example cows’ milk only contains trace amounts of vitamin D and negligible amounts of iron and essential fatty acids. Vitamin D and iron are two nutrients that research shows are often lacking in the toddler diet (Gregory JR et al.National Diet and Nutrition Survey: Children aged 1½ to 4½ years.London: HMSO 1995).
Q. Why is iron important in the toddler’s diet? A. Iron is an important nutrient, which is involved in many functions within the body, including brain development. It is an essential part of haemoglobin in the body; this is the red pigment in our blood that allows it to carry the oxygen around the body for energy and growth.
The immune system also requires iron for a number of its functions, and an inadequate supply, such as can occur in iron deficiency, may impair immune function, which in turn could also predispose to infection.
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