Get more Vitamin D into your children with Petits Filous Fromage Frais
We all know how important calcium is for healthy bone development in children, but did you know that Vitamin D is also essential to help the body absorb that calcium? Children over four years need an average daily intake of 10 micrograms of Vitamin D to help support healthy bones, teeth and muscles.
Also known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, the most common source of Vitamin D is of course sunlight but because of increased awareness of of sun damage in children (most of us cover our kids in SPF 50 during the summer months) and the fact that we get little exposure to UVB light during Autumn and Winter, it is now recommended to also look to dietary sources.
Recognising the importance of supplementing our children’s Vitamin D levels with a dietary source, Petits Filous have doubled the level of Vitamin D in their core range, from 25% to 50% of the recommended daily allowance (per serving of two small 47g pots or one 85g pot).
Along with this increase in Vitamin D, Petits Filous have also worked to slowly reduce the sugar content of their fromage frais. Slow adjustments have meant children have become accustomed to the new taste over time without any drastic changes to the flavour.
Some other great dietary sources of Vitamin D include oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks. It can sometimes be tricky to get children to eat these kinds of foods so Petits Filous offers an easy solution to meeting your children’s daily Vitamin D needs.
Petits Filous makes a delicious snack any time of the year and during the summer months it’s so easy to serve as an al fresco snack in the garden, or even pack up for a picnic in the park or at the beach. Petits Filous can be kept out of the fridge for up to five hours and the pouches meaning you don’t even have to pack a spoon!
Disclosure: I am working with Petits Filous in a paid relationship and helping to promote their #PetitsFilousGoodness campaign about the importance of Vitamin D in our children’s diets. All thoughts and opinions are however honest and are my own. Visit www.petitsfilous.co.uk for more information.