As a Registered Dietitian I am hearing from many of patients that they are interested in knowing which of the nutritional supplemental shakes are the best and which are safe for children. Here is a list of some of the most common that I am asked about as of lately. My personal opinion is when able to offer your child real food, that would be preferable over a bottled shake. There are many circumstances where flexible alternatives need to be available and as a mom of three children I do understand that as well. In picking a shake if the goal is to replace milk then it should resemble milk in regards to nutrition facts as much as possible. If the goal is to provide a well balanced snack then the shake should provide protein and fiber or maybe just protein with a fruit on the side for added fiber. If you need to find a portable supplement to provide after practice that would provide your child with protein and carbohydrate then sometimes a shake can be a good idea.
Bottom line is the fewer ingredients the better, no mega doses of added vitamins, and not a significant amount of added sugar (remember on a label when you see total grams of sugar it is including what is naturally found in the milk).
Kim Minogue MS, RD, LDN
Eating Before and After Exercise
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