Tsue ~ That's What She Said: Natural Vitality Kids ~ Better Health For Our Children ~ Review & Giveaway

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Natural Vitality Kids ~ Better Health For Our Children ~ Review & Giveaway

My family has challenged ourselves to not only make our household greener,  our shopping habits more eco-friendly, but to become healthier.

Although my children are quite active in a variety of sports, with our crazy schedules, its often a challenge ensuring they only get healthy meals and snacks.

It's so tempting, on those days when our schedule is measured in precious minutes, to grab a quick meal to go or resort to a pre-made microwavable quick meals.

While family sit- down meals are not always possible, in our two income household, with the kids always on the go, I was excited to explore the Natural Vitality site for kids.

This site is packed full of a plethora of helpful information for parents who are concerned about doing all they can to promote their children's health!   With over seven categories of articles, there is no shortage great reading and quality topics!  You can peruse some of my favorites below:


Education

  • The School Lunch Revolution
  • Organic Food: Cutting Through the Confusion
  • How to Get Your Kids To Become Environmentalists


Environment
  • An Environmental High School
  • How To Avert Allergies
  • Little Green Thumbs


From The Experts
  • Family Diners: A Life Saver For Your Family
  • Organically Raised: A Hip and Healthy Guide for Parents


Kids Nutrition
  • Doctor Prescribes Nutrition For Kids Health
  • The Eco-Friendly Lunch Box
  • Dr. Susan Rubin:  Slow Food For Children's Health


Natural Vitality offers a liquid multi-vitamin for kids that I have had the pleasure of testing out on the "home crew":  Natural Vitality Kids Natural Calm Multi.  

This 30oz bottle provides a generous number of servings that infuse your child's diet with magnesium and 24 organic fruits and veggies!

As we know, fruits and vegetables are fundamental nutritional factors in a healthy diet. Kids Natural Calm Multi incorporates superfruits (organic pomegranate, açaí, goji and noni) and fruits (tart cherry, raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, banana, blueberry, apple, aronia berry and sweet cherry), plus vegetables and sprouts(carrot, pumpkin, pea, spinach, tomato, broccoli, broccoli sprout powder, onion sprouts, daikon radish, kale and alfalfa). We took extra care to use organic produce to ensure no pesticide, herbicide or fungicide residues, chemical fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients were included in our formula.
As for myself, I was curious about why the inclusion of magnesium was important.  What I discovered, is not only is preventing magnesium deficiency vital for my kids to be stress-free, but Mom and Dad will certainly benefit from attending to our magnesium needs!  (We can use all the anti-stress help we can get!)

MAGNESIUM-DEFICIENT KIDS
It’s not just adults who can get anxious because of magnesium-deficient diets. Our children are also susceptible when their favorite foods are magnesium-deficient—hot dogs, pizza, and soda. The stress in their lives—from peer pressure, academic and athletic performance pressures, worries about body image, the changes and hormonal fluctuations of puberty, exposure to negative events and violence through the media—also contributes. Even playing in a band can be a risk factor! Children are underdiagnosed when it comes to magnesium deficiency, but they can have magnesium deficiencies for the same reasons as adults.
—Carolyn Dean, MD, ND
Author of the book The Magnesium Miracle

Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong. This essential mineral helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is required for producing and storing energy. It’s easy to see why many researchers say that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium. 

My 10 yr old's recommended dosage was 2 tablespoons, added to either water or juice.  While the Natural Calm Multi has an "organic orange splash" flavor, my son found it a bit intense and prefers it added to a glass of orange juice.  I love the assurance of knowing my children's nutritional needs are being met every day, especially on those oh-so-busy days that seem to be increasing in frequency!

Natural Vitality offers healthy solutions for the whole family, like Natural Calm, winner of the 2011 Vity Awards and Organic Life Vitamins, winner of the 2011 Essentials Awards.   Recommended by physicians Ashley Koff, RD., Mommy MD Guides and Dr. Carolyn Dean, MD, ND.

I feel good about recommending Natural Vitality.  I applaud their efforts to educate us and provide quality, health-promoting products to help battle the tide of unhealthiness rampant in the United States. As well, I appreciate the Natural Vitality position on social responsibility and the groups the company supports.


Peter Gillham’s Natural Vitality is a purpose-driven organization.
We believe that the general level of health Americans experience today is far from ideal. What is considered “normal” constitutes the acceptance of aches and pains, lack of energy, the aging process and a long potential list of non-optimum conditions.







***GIVEAWAY***
Natural Vitality is generously offering my readers a chance to win Natural Vitality Natural Calm Multi for Kids!  To be eligible to enter this giveaway, you must publicly follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar).

ONE WINNER will receive a 30oz bottle of Natural Vitality Natural Calm Multi and a copy Carolyn Dean's booklet Kid's Health, A Doctor's Guide for Parents (combined retail value $39.90).  TEN RUNNER UP WINNERS will receive a sample pack of Natural Vitality Natural Calm Multi as well as the Kid's Health Guide!

This giveaway is open to residents of US, 18+ and will conclude on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at midnight, EST.  The winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and will be notified by email.  The winners will be notified by email and will have 72 hours to respond before I must move on to runner ups.  Please leave your email address, in anti spam format, in your first entry comment, if it is not available via your comment name.

***MANDATORY ENTRY***
To be eligible to enter this giveaway, you must publicly follow That's What She Said via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar).

For Mandatory Entry, please visit the NaturalVitalityKids website and tell me in a comment what you like about their offerings and why, your favorite product and why, or something you learned about nutrition or your favorite article and why.

***BONUS ENTRIES***
* Like Natural Vitality Kids & That's What She Said on Facebook, leave a comment here with your Facebook name, 1 entry each.

* Like Natural Vitality &/or Natural Vitality Sports on Facebook, leave a comment here with your Facebook name, 1 entry each.

* Follow That's What She Said (tsue1136) on Twitter, leave a comment here with your Twitter name,  1 entry.

* Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link to your tweet.  Limit of one tweet per day.  1 entry per tweet.  Please use:
Add Natural Vitality to your kids' daily routine & enter to #win! #healthykids
#vitamins #giveaway @tsue1136 http://bit.ly/oueyTb

* Tell me in a comment what health challenges your family faces and how you are trying to overcome them or leave your best tip for getting healthy, 1 entry

* Subscribe to That's What She Said via email or RSS feed (left sidebar), leave a comment here with your applicable name, 1 entry for each method.

* Put my button on your blog or site (left sidebar) and leave a comment here with the link so I can find it, 2 entries.

* Share this giveaway, must include a direct link back here, leave a link, as possible, to your sharing so I can find it.  No limit on sharings!  Blog it, post on Facebook, Stumble, Technorati, giveaway linkies, whatever you can come up with!  5 entries per sharing!

* Enter any of my other active giveaways and leave a comment letting me know which, 3 entries per additional giveaway.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  
Congrats to: 
Grand Prize - tdean30 comment #30
Runners Up -
Jesse comment #21
Mvernox comment #10
E comment #48
Erin Cook comment #45
Lauren comment #27
Monique comment #8
Sweeter comment #33
Diane 52 comment #36
Gianna comment #50
Erika comment #42
courtesy of Random.org!

On behalf of Natural Vitality and That's What She Said, thank you to all entrants for participating and following!

I was provided Natural Vitality Natural Calm Multi to explore for the purposes of creating this feature.  The opinions above are both honest and my own.  Images and information sourced from various Natural Vitality materials and sites.  Facebook is not responsible for nor involved in this giveaway in any fashion.


52 comments :

Monique said...

GFC follower - I like that it contains 24 organic fruits and veggies

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like them on facebook monique burkes

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Monique said...

We need to exercise more. It's hard when the weather is 95+, but we're working on it. I'm walking with my neighbor tomorrow after work.

Monique said...

email subscriber monique burkes

mverno said...

i follow on gfc mverno mverno@roadrunner.com

Jesse said...

I follow on GFC! Jesse Miles

My favorite product is the Natural Calm, I love the idea of an all natural remedy to keep us healthy!!

Jesse said...

I folloe TSUE on twitter @jesselmiles

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Jesse said...

OUr biggest struggle is consistently finding the time to make healthy meals and snacks and buy healthy food with such busy lives :)

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I subscribe via email!

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Trey said...

I like that it contains 24 organic fruits and veggies

Malaina said...

My favorite product is the Natural Calm We all need calm lol

Colin said...

I like natural calm as well

Lauren said...

I like that is contains so many organic fruits and veggies

Mike said...

Like organic fruits and veggies

Monica said...

Love organic fruits and veggies

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Sweeter the berry said...

gfc follower
Natural calm plus calcium

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tdean30 said...

GFC follower - Tonya Dean
The kids natural calm would be great for my daughter. I need the Energy28 to help me.

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tdean30 said...

Our biggest health problem is being overweight.

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Diane52 said...

I follow via google and my fave product is the Natural Calm
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Ericka said...

I am a GFC follower.

I like the Energy28 because it is a complete functional food containing 50 percent heart-healthy omega 3, 6 and 9 oils by weight and 20 percent dietary fiber, not only that but my son will complain that he just don't have energy and this would be perfect for him. It is said seeing kids with no energy.

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Ericka said...

I like Natural Vitality Kids on fb

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I like Natural Vitality Sports on fb

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I follow you on twitter @Ericka082

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Erin Cook said...

GFC follower Erin Cook and I like the organic life vitamin because its 100% made from organic and natural supplements that taste good and is healthy for you
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E said...

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I like how it is 100 percent organic!
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susan bonura said...

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Gianna said...

Kids Natural Calm Multi incorporates superfruits (organic pomegranate, açaí, goji and noni), fruits (apple, banana, blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, mango, orange, pineapple, rasp-berry, strawberry and tart cherry) and vegetables (beets, broccoli, carrot, collard greens, kale, peas, pumpkin, spinach and tomato).

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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