Toddlers from 1 year
Milk is an important food for toddlers and preschoolers. It supplies protein and calcium and is a rich source of other essential nutrients like zinc and vitamins A and B. Standard cows' milk, however, contains only traces of iron and very little Vitamin C. Research has shown 1 in 3 Australian toddlers to be iron deficient and around 24% of New Zealand's toddlers to be the same. Too little iron can lead to tiredness and irritability as well as lowered resistance to infection and reduced concentration and learning ability.
A deficiency in iron can have a profound effect on learning later in life.
A recent study found that some forms of iron deficiency can last into teenage years. Compared with those that suffered childhood iron deficiency, teenagers with good iron status scored better in cognitive tests such as memory, vision, problem solving and intelligence.2
Karicare Toddler and Toddler Gold+ Milks contain all the nutrients of standard cows' milk plus additional iron, Vitamin C and fibre. Including them in your toddler's diet will ensure they get the nutrients they need to grow and remain healthy .
2 Burden M et al. Abstracts of Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting 2004, Marathon Media.