Nutrition for the First Five Years

Nutrition for the First Five Years

Marked by rapid growth and developmental milestones, the first five years of a child’s life are particularly formative. Infants and toddlers need a regular supply of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids (EFAs) and other nutrients to support development of the immune system, bones, brain, eyes and central nervous system. In addition, a wide range of foods is introduced during these years, opening the door to possible food allergies, as well as potential issues with obesity and diabetes.

Takeaways for Your Business

• Widespread availability of processed, sweetened and fatty foods can hinder proper childhood nutrition.
• Only 30% of preschoolers meet the recommendation for five daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
• Selenium, choline, vitamin K2 and omega-3s are among the many nutrients young children need.

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The Balchem Human Nutrition and Pharma business unit manufactures and sells Albion® Minerals, our brand of scientifically validated chelated minerals, and VitaCholine®, our brand of the essential nutrient choline. Both brands provide premium ingredients that offer superior delivery of health benefits and are built on strong science and innovative technologies recognized worldwide for their quality, efficacy and safety.