Fussy eating is a real issue
Research shows that up to 60% of children have fussy eating issues,1 depending on their age, making this a situation faced by many parents across the UK. Parents are understandably concerned by the potential impact of persistent fussy eating and they are actively seeking advice, support and solutions to help them through this phase. Studies show that the effects of persistent fussy eating can include differences in dietary intake,2-4 lower intake of fruit, vegetables, and fibre,2,4,5 lower intakes of some micronutrients,3,4 impaired growth3,6,7 and lower cognitive development.8
PaediaSure versus PaediaSure Shake: what’s the difference?
PaediaSure Shake is a specially formulated food supplement designed for children with fussy eating habits. It is available for parents to buy online or in store. PaediaSure Shake’s formulation is different to the existing PaediaSure range of medical nutrition products* from Abbott as it is designed to meet different needs.
PaediaSure Shake is a food supplement containing essential nutrients, providing balanced nutrition to help support parents during their child’s fussy eating phase. PaediaSure Shake is formulated to support growth and development in children who are generally well. It is not intended to address faltering growth due to underlying medical conditions and is not a substitute for seeking medical advice. PaediaSure Shake is not a substitute for healthy eating, but rather provides a short-term solution to help children through a tricky phase, alongside a healthy, balanced diet.
PaediaSure Shake can be used as a regular part of a child’s daily diet during the fussy eating phase, while parents work to re-establish healthy eating habits. Abbott is committed to supporting parents through this stage and to helping children to develop healthy eating habits. We have worked with independent healthcare professionals to develop the 12-week ‘Back on Track’ eating plan, part of a comprehensive online support package available to download from this site free of charge.
Abbott’s PaediaSure range of medical nutrition products* are Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs). FSMPs are for use under healthcare professional supervision, for children who have a limited capacity to take, digest, absorb or metabolise ordinary foods, or with disease-related malnutrition.
Founded in science
Because of Abbott’s strong medical nutrition heritage and research and development credentials, we are able to offer high quality products directly to consumers too. The PaediaSure range, including PaediaSure Shake, has been developed based on a firm foundation of clinical studies that support its safety, tolerance and efficacy. 19 published clinical studies have demonstrated the clinical benefits of the PaediaSure range of feeds.9
Frequently asked questions
What is PaediaSure Shake?
PaediaSure Shake is a food supplement containing essential nutrients, providing balanced nutrition to help support parents during their child’s fussy eating phase. PaediaSure Shake is specially formulated to support growth and development in children.
It provides balanced nutrition for the fussy eating phase, including the key macro- and micronutrients needed to support a child’s growth and development.
PaediaSure Shake is not a substitute for healthy eating; rather it provides peace of mind while establishing healthy eating habits.
How many servings of PaediaSure Shake should children have every day?
PaediaSure Shake can be a regular part of the child’s daily diet during the fussy eating phase, while establishing healthy eating habits. The recommended daily serving is up to two per day for children aged 1-4 years and up to three servings per day for children aged 5-10 years.
How long should children take PaediaSure Shake for?
PaediaSure Shake can be a regular part of the child’s daily diet during the fussy eating phase, while establishing healthy eating habits. It can be used to supplement the child’s nutritional intake in-between meals.
How will parents know that PaediaSure Shake is suitable for their child?
PaediaSure Shake is a specially formulated food supplement designed for children with fussy eating habits who are generally well. It is not aimed at children with underlying medical conditions and it is not a substitute for seeking medical advice.
How does PaediaSure Shake fit into the 12-week ‘Back on Track’ eating plan?
Establishing healthy eating habits is a gradual process and many parents are concerned that their children are not getting all the nutrients they need to grow and develop during the fussy eating phase.
The 12-week ‘Back on Track’ [Hyperlink to 12-week Back on Track page] eating plan developed in collaboration with a nutritionist and a child psychologist, provides week-by-week practical guidance and helpful tips to help support parents and children on their journey to enjoying healthy foods and to developing healthy eating habits.
The use of PaediaSure Shake, while families work through the 12-week plan, provides peace of mind for parents concerned about their children’s nutritional intake. Parents can also choose to follow the plan without using the product.
*The range includes PaediaSure, PaediaSure Plus, PaediaSure Fibre, PaediaSure Plus Fibre and PaediaSure Peptide.
If you have any questions or require more information about PaediaSure Shake, please contact us on our Freephone nutrition helpline 0800 252882
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- Data on file. Abbott Laboratories Ltd., 2012 (AN Science Guide)