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Re: Natural vitamins for children

My forming years were the war years where getting food on the table was a case of fitting the menu to the ration book. There was no money for any extras were they available. There were no bananas, oranges and such fruits.
I remember lots of rice, semolina, potatoes, stews and something I loved - when available - minced meat with mash. We had a fish and chip shop a few doors away, I'm not sure how fish was rationed but we often had it. So we had apples, pears, plums as fruit and tea and water to drink. As there was no money there was nothing to be had except the occasional sweets or bottle of pop. Tizer the pop was called.
After the war the government offered cod-liver oil and a lovely thickly concentrated orange juice for children and in the school we had 1/3 of a pint of milk per day and we HAD to drink it.
But we were always running around, life took place outside. I had a marvellous childhood. Nobody cared what clothes you had or didn't have, no-one had any money so if you wanted to go somewhere you had to walk - there and back.


Oddly enough I cannot recall any of the children in the school being unfit or in any way backwards or depressed. We all had PT three times a week in the playground, and every Wednesday we had a sports afternoon in a field played football and cricket, the girls had netball and rounders. We also went swimming once a week in cold water and cold showers. We didn't learn much but I'm still in touch with many of my school pals and we all did well in life and are still hanging about.


So now, at 81, and still kicking and never having taken vitamins I do know that it isn't what you eat that keeps you healthy - it's what you don't eat. The body doesn't need much but it belongs to nature and requires respect and exercise.
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My forming years were the war years where getting food on the table was a case of fitting the menu to the ration book. There was no money for any extras were they available. There were no bananas, oranges and such fruits.
I remember lots of rice, semolina, potatoes, stews and something I loved - when available - minced meat with mash. We had a fish and chip shop a few doors away, I'm not sure how fish was rationed but we often had it. So we had apples, pears, plums as fruit and tea and water to drink. As there was no money there was nothing to be had except the occasional sweets or bottle of pop. Tizer the pop was called.
After the war the government offered cod-liver oil and a lovely thickly concentrated orange juice for children and in the school we had 1/3 of a pint of milk per day and we HAD to drink it.
But we were always running around, life took place outside. I had a marvellous childhood. Nobody cared what clothes you had or didn't have, no-one had any money so if you wanted to go somewhere you had to walk - there and back.


Oddly enough I cannot recall any of the children in the school being unfit or in any way backwards or depressed. We all had PT three times a week in the playground, and every Wednesday we had a sports afternoon in a field played football and cricket, the girls had netball and rounders. We also went swimming once a week in cold water and cold showers. We didn't learn much but I'm still in touch with many of my school pals and we all did well in life and are still hanging about.


So now, at 81, and still kicking and never having taken vitamins I do know that it isn't what you eat that keeps you healthy - it's what you don't eat. The body doesn't need much but it belongs to nature and requires respect and exercise.
Back 60 years ago there was none of the shit food that they dish up today and call it food! At least in Australia. Thats why the Aussies are so tough!
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So worldwide no regulation, I assume that means, since Amazon deliver worldwide.
Food "supplements" (i.e. vitamins and mineral supplements) don't need to contain the exact amount of active ingredient stated on the label. The tolerance levels are huge + and -).

EU paper.

Basically, they are measured in the same way they measure nutrients in food so you are no better off consuming vitamin tablets as you are a balanced diet.
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Re: Natural vitamins for children

It is false to say that just an hour or two a day in the winter is enough for our bodies (in the Northern Hemisphere) to produce enough vit D. That is bundling up everyone into one group and saying we all have equal needs. Since sun induced vitamin D synthesis is influenced by season, time of day, latitude, altitude, air pollution, skin pigmentation, sunscreen use, sunlight passing through glass and plastic, and aging, it stands to reason that needs varies even within one individual at any point in time. A darker skinned person needs a higher dose than a lighter skinned one. A sick kid who can't go out needs more than a healthy one who can; and whoever lives N of a certain latitude, must supplement fall and winter, and if you are dark skinned, even year-round. Read the studies, they all agree on this one. What they don't agree on so far is the amount one must take, although 25mmol in the serum seems to be agreed on as a threshold.

As for the "natural" term, I take it that OP might be dealing with allergies, and it is worth knowing decent brands that don't add all sorts of additives into their product. I'd like to know those, too.

OP, if your child has one vitamin or mineral deficiency, your pediatric doctor can prescribe it for your child, and most likely the pharmacist can mix it to your and your doc's specifications to take into account any allergies (ex. vit D, iron, calcium...) You can have your child retested after the treatment, or the doc may want to retest your child if the deficiency looks more chronic, and all (or most) is covered by your insurance. According to our pediatrician, a lot of the kids she sees (this is the NW CH) have iron deficiency, and even more have vitamin D deficiency.


Buying supplements: we bought kid multivitamin chewables when we visited London. That was a whole day affair of visiting as many places as I could and comparing their vitamins ingredients lists. Good luck, and tell us what you find if you come back on here.
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Food "supplements" (i.e. vitamins and mineral supplements) don't need to contain the exact amount of active ingredient stated on the label. The tolerance levels are huge + and -).
EU paper.
Basically, they are measured in the same way they measure nutrients in food so you are no better off consuming vitamin tablets as you are a balanced diet.
Good to know. Can we say a lot of the vitamins and supplement industry is just a big money-making scam?
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Good to know. Can we say a lot of the vitamins and supplement industry is just a big money-making scam?
No, a sweeping statement would be inaccurate.

Certain people benefit from prescribed supplements (think pregnant women taking folic acid to protect the baby from neural tube defects, or people on certain medications which can leach various minerals from the body, etc.) but these supplements are normally recommended by a doctor and the dose more carefully measured.
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So we had apples, pears, plums as fruit and tea and water to drink. As there was no money there was nothing to be had except the occasional sweets or bottle of pop. Tizer the pop was called.
My mum's youngest sister had scarlet fever during the war and she was on the list of sick people read out in our local church one Sunday morning. That afternoon, two GIs arrived at my nan's house with a crate of oranges and bananas for her. Then the neighbours began to arrive with their younger children asking if my nan could show them the bananas because they'd never seen one.

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My OH was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency 2yrs ago and has been taking supplements since then as well as eating a lot more fish. I've been stocking up on the supplements when I go to the UK as his Swiss doctor didn't prescribe any and told him to just buy them in the apotheke. I cannot get him to drink milk, so am looking at stew recipes and the likes that I can make to 'hide' the foods he needs but turns his nose up at

One thing I've always wondered about... I can count on one hand the number of times I've had flu, the proper kind that puts you in bed for a week unable to eat. Every time, the first food I crave is Soreen malt loaf. I never eat it normally, but it's a very strong craving and always puts me right.
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My OH was diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency 2yrs ago and has been taking supplements since then as well as eating a lot more fish. I've been stocking up on the supplements when I go to the UK as his Swiss doctor didn't prescribe any and told him to just buy them in the apotheke. I cannot get him to drink milk, so am looking at stew recipes and the likes that I can make to 'hide' the foods he needs but turns his nose up at
Will he eat mushrooms?

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One thing I've always wondered about... I can count on one hand the number of times I've had flu, the proper kind that puts you in bed for a week unable to eat. Every time, the first food I crave is Soreen malt loaf. I never eat it normally, but it's a very strong craving and always puts me right.
It won't now, sadly. Think they've changed the recipe in reaction to the sugar tax. It now tastes most odd.
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Re: Natural vitamins for children

Pretty sure as many said, kid vitamins are not really a thing here.. My 6 yr old is terrible with fruit and veg. Sure we mix it up, hide it, make it look good, reward here, shout there.. But still, she can hardly eat 6 peas without a fight.

We tried many pharmacies to find a multi Vit and the answer was always no, we don't have such a thing.. Feed them a proper diet.

I'm not very worried though, she loves milk, and she loves that chocolate milk powder with added vitamins and those capri sun multi vitamin drinks. Plus whenever I make a tomato sauce for her beloved pasta, I make it fresh tomato and blend in a chunk of courgette and some peppers.. all of which she hates before they become sauce.

So there are other ways to get the vitamins in
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My mum's youngest sister had scarlet fever during the war and she was on the list of sick people read out in our local church one Sunday morning. That afternoon, two GIs arrived at my nan's house with a crate of oranges and bananas for her. Then the neighbours began to arrive with their younger children asking if my nan could show them the bananas because they'd never seen one.




Reminds me; in about 1946 a ship docked in London with a cargo of cocoa. The authorities reserved it for children and our headmaster told us to bring a receptacle as this cocoa was to be shared out among the schools.
I remember it being scooped into the container I had and then, at home, mixing it with sugar and spooning and licking it all up. I can still taste it today.


One Christmas in the 40s we had a roasted chicken - couldn't believe it!!

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I thought it was giving kids cod liver oil in the 1950s but I digress.

What is important to note is that cases are on the increase (in the U.K.) Fortnite and Minecraft probably have something to do with it, as do over-cautious parents who are over-zealous with the sun-screen and other sun protection.

Additionally, children (in the U.K.) no longer get free milk at school (milk being another source of vitamin D).
In the sixties too, I still break out in a sweat when I hear the word "Cod"
As to fussy eating, back in the day I simply would not get anything else and had to stay at the table untill it was eaten. After a while you forced it down especially if Thunderbirds was on the telly.
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Will he eat mushrooms?
He eats them almost daily so I'll definitely be trying that. Thanks for the tip.
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In the sixties too, I still break out in a sweat when I hear the word "Cod"
As to fussy eating, back in the day I simply would not get anything else and had to stay at the table untill it was eaten. After a while you forced it down especially if Thunderbirds was on the telly.
I don't get the fussy eating thing either. Given enough children, nieces, nephews and so on, you'd think that at least a few of them would be fussy eaters, or at least one.

Not one in our (extended family).

I got in a bit of a fight on EF a few years ago when I made similar comments.

I think my reasoning, that in many cases, the parents are often to blame due to their own reactions being passed consciously or unconsciously on to their children could be summed up by one poster who wrote, along the lines of, "How could you make your children eat those nasty, horrible vegetables!"

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I think my reasoning, that in many cases, the parents are often to blame due to their own reactions being passed consciously or unconsciously on to their children could be summed up by one poster who wrote, along the lines of, "How could you make your children eat those nasty, horrible vegetables!"
In my case, there were 4 deciding factors. Top of that list by a very long way was my dad's love of offal. Every bloody week he'd try to get me to eat tripe or pig's trotters or tongue or homemade oxtail soup with the tail bone still in it. Swiftly followed by a hell fire and brimstone primary school teacher who drummed it into us that we'd go to hell if we drank blood (gravy). Then my mum had duck in cherry sauce in a restaurant and I went apeshite because we had ducks nesting in the garden. Last straw was my mum having to do the heimlich maneuver on me when I nearly choked on a piece of steak (probably because there was no gravy on it). But the weirdest one I've known was a colleague who wouldn't eat onions because she didn't trust the lines in them.
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I think my reasoning, that in many cases, the parents are often to blame due to their own reactions being passed consciously or unconsciously on to their children could be summed up by one poster who wrote, along the lines of, "How could you make your children eat those nasty, horrible vegetables!"

I'm waiting for Soundgrounder's reply to this!
This is almost certainly the case for some children. Long before I had kids I remember my sister in law saying to hers ‘you won’t like that’ before they even had a chance to try it. Those kids had a very limited diet because the parents had a limited diet. They were also the kids who were allowed to drink coke with breakfast.

Having said that this is far from being the case for all kids. My husband would and still does eat anything whereas the aforementioned sister is a very fussy eater. They were treated just the same as kids. Another brother is like my husband and the third one is more like the sister but to a slightly lesser extent.

Same situation in my family. We were treated equally as kids, there were things my dad ate that my mum didn’t like and vice verse but us kids had to try everything at least once. I would eat everything but my brother was extremely fussy. The only veg he would eat were raw carrots or peas so we had those with virtually every meal and my mum used to hide other veg in things.
I vividly remember one day at school when he was still sitting at the dinner table long after all the other kids had left because he refused to eat the cabbage and the teacher refused to let him go until he did. One if the dinner ladies eventually took pity on him and scraped it off the plate when the teacher wasn’t looking, there was no way on earth he was ever going to eat it.
He is much better now and eats a very varied diet but his fussiness as a kid had nothing at all to do with the behaviour of our parents.
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Friends of ours admitted they had totally screwed up their childrens' eating habits and it was almost impossible to go out to eat as they would only want one item each.

The parents sometimes cooked four meals in the evening - one for the parents (and guests) and one different one each for children.

How did this start?

If one didn't like something, they'd rustle up an alternative instead. This got out of hand and the children ended up only eating the bland nursery types of food which meant they never got to try new things which meant their taste-buds, attitude and outlook on food never developed as they got older.

I'm sure it will sort it self out in the end but presently it's a real pain for the parents in energy and time.
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Friends of ours admitted they had totally screwed up their childrens' eating habits and it was almost impossible to go out to eat as they would only want one item each.

The parents sometimes cooked four meals in the evening - one for the parents (and guests) and one different one each for children.

How did this start?

If one didn't like something, they'd rustle up an alternative instead. This got out of hand and the children ended up only eating the bland nursery types of food which meant they never got to try new things which meant their taste-buds, attitude and outlook on food never developed as they got older.

I'm sure it will sort it self out in the end but presently it's a real pain for the parents in energy and time.


We have exactly the same problem. Maybe we should let them sleep hungry a few nights and they can start eating the same meal with us. But so far we spoiled them too much and they don't even try new things.
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We have exactly the same problem. Maybe we should let them sleep hungry a few nights and they can start eating the same meal with us. But so far we spoiled them too much and they don't even try new things.

It can't be easy for you. It probably didn't happen overnight so would probably take some time (more than a few sleepless nights) to fix.
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Pretty sure as many said, kid vitamins are not really a thing here.. My 6 yr old is terrible with fruit and veg. Sure we mix it up, hide it, make it look good, reward here, shout there.. But still, she can hardly eat 6 peas without a fight.

We tried many pharmacies to find a multi Vit and the answer was always no, we don't have such a thing.. Feed them a proper diet.

I'm not very worried though, she loves milk, and she loves that chocolate milk powder with added vitamins and those capri sun multi vitamin drinks. Plus whenever I make a tomato sauce for her beloved pasta, I make it fresh tomato and blend in a chunk of courgette and some peppers.. all of which she hates before they become sauce.

So there are other ways to get the vitamins in



Ours also don't like vegetables so sometimes (once every a few weeks) we give these Amway chewable tablets. But now, I am just checking if there is a better one.


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