Modern lifestyles have led to an increase in extra mural activity options for kids, with some children participating in numerous school sports or independent activities such as martial arts, dancing, cycling and swimming. In some cases, both school sport and independent activities.
The increased energy demands of these activities can lead to an increased requirement for macro and micro-nutrients, which may lead to lower levels of desire or ability to participate in these activities if not appropriately addressed. It should be emphasised that Sporty Kids Nutri Shake is NOT a replacement for whole foods but rather a convenient solution that offers a healthy alternative to sugary beverages and other unhealthy "snack” foods that might otherwise be attractive to young children.
Researched and developed by a clinical dietician, among other scientists, USN’s SportyKids Nutri Shake is recommended for children five years and older and contains a scientifically formulated balance of carbohydrate, protein, fat, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals.
Each 60g serving of USN SportyKids Nutri Shake contains 20 grams of protein, 27 grams of slower releasing carbohydrates, vitamins including Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and D and minerals/electrolytes that include sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It also contains a sensible quantity of fat (5g/serving), including high levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids. The product has further been developed to not contain high levels of sugar either.
"As with all our products, we insist on them being treated as food supplements to help fill gaps in a diet that should contain a balance of healthy foods from all the main food groups. This is especially important for children, whose natural development is heavily reliant on a balanced wholesome diet,” said Albe Geldenhuys, founder and CEO of USN.
"Kids nutrition shakes aren’t new. Multinational pharmaceutical companies and popular kids’ food brands have been servicing this market for years. Our aim with SportyKids Nutri Shake is to deliver a product that’s more than just a great tasting milkshake, but a functional supplement for active children between the ages of 5 and 16.
"I know how difficult it can be to convince my kids to avoid cool drinks, crisps and other snacks. Being able to offer them a great-tasting and healthy alternative makes it easier to reduce their intake of salty, fatty or sugary snacks”, added Geldenhuys, himself a father of three young, active children.
USN SportyKids Nutri Shake is available in three delicious flavours – strawberry, chocolate and vanilla caramel and is in a powder form that mixes quickly and easily with water in a shaker or blender. Up to two servings can be taken daily and can be halved for smaller children.
USN SportyKids Nutri Shake is available from leading retail stores and pharmacies throughout South Africa. It comes in 60g sachet servings (five per box). Retail price varies but starts at: R69-95 per box (5 servings). For more info click here