Are Your Kids Getting the Vitamins They Need #giveaway #backtoschool

by Geri Chase

This is a sponsored post for alternaVites Kids® written by 5M4M Contributor Geri Chase.  While Geri was compensated for this promotional post, her opinions and views are her own.

Back to school time can be a stressful time for moms and kids alike.  There are lots of new things to adjust to as kids try to get back into the routine of going to class each day.  So what can we do as moms to help kids relax so they can focus on learning?

Our family decided to work on becoming more healthy.  Along with changing our eating habits we will be adding vitamins to our diet. We have had problems with vitamins in the past because my kids can’t always swallow pills.

I know there are chewable alternatives, but frankly, my boys don’t think they taste all that great and the gummy vitamins we’ve used seemed to contain a high amount of sugar.  alternaVites Kids® has an answer to these issues and their answer is much easier to swallow than typical vitamins!

Produced by Rich Vitamins, alternaVites Kids® is an easy to ingest crystal powder that contains 17 vitamins and minerals that are important for kids overall health and well being.  Did you know that without enough B12, a child’s body may not produce enough blood cells for the brain, which may leave kids feeling tired and weak?

Also, a lack of Vitamin A can lead to blurred vision.  No one wants their child to struggle in school because they are fatigued and struggling to see the board.  alternaVites Kids® is loaded with these vitamins and other nutrients children need to stay healthy and strong and focused in class.

Here are some of the other great features of alternaVites Kids®:

  • Comes in 2 awesome flavors – strawberry bubblegum & raspberry cotton candy
  • Melts in your mouth
  • One packet per day
  • Has 0 grams of sugar
  • Free of aspartame and high fructose corn syrup
  • Contains no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Has no animal products or by-products
  • Does not contain egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish or shellfish*
  • Certified kosher pareve

One of the best features about alternaVites Kids® is it’s versatility, because it can be taken a number of ways.  The powder can be slowly sprinkled on the tongue, where it will dissolve instantly or it can be mixed into pudding, yogurt, smoothies or even sprinkled on fruit.  How easy is that?  No more fights with the kids about taking their vitamins!  Just mix it into something yummy and BOOM!  It’s like a vitamin powered pixie stick!


And just in case you were wondering, they make an adult version of alternaVites too, which is great for people like me and the rest of the 40% of Americans who have difficulty swallowing pills.  So as long as I remember to take them, I have no more excuses for leaving vitamins out of my daily routine! I think that the easy to carry packets will help a lot with my forgetfulness, because I can keep a few packets in my purse to take even when I’m away from home.  Very convenient!

You can learn more about alternaVites Kids at their website or follow them on Facebook.  You can purchase a 30 pack box of alternaVites Kids through the site for around $16 and if you purchase 2 or more boxes they will ship it to you for free!

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One reader is going to get her chance to win a 3 month supply of alternaVites Kids multivitamin & mineral. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.



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Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.

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1 ACMommy3 August 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Even with a healthy diet, I think vitamins are important due to the quality of today’s food and due to the ups and downs of a child’s appetite!

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2 Jessica August 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm

Vitamins provide an extra burst of nutrition to keep my kids healthy.

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3 mamotts August 4, 2013 at 3:47 am

just to be sure- we eat healthy but be assured is what i love

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4 Susan S. August 4, 2013 at 9:09 am

I’ve got picky eaters – so vitamins give me an extra boost of confidence about their health.
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5 Shana D August 4, 2013 at 11:20 am

Kids aren’t always able to fight off infections and the sickies by themselves. Vitamins help give our kids that extra dose of assurance that they will be able to fight most things, especially right when school starts back up, it’s like a shock to the immune system.
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6 Anne August 4, 2013 at 11:40 am

I always took vitamins as a child and still do. Highly important for their health and growth.

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7 Noreen August 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

They are important for picky eats who have a limited list of foods they will eat
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8 Jessica T August 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

I like them for the immunity boost they seem to give my kids during flu season

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9 Toby August 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm

You know they’re getting the vitamins and minerals needed each day!

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10 Susan P. August 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Vitamins and minerals fill in for the missing things most of our food doesn’t provide.

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11 Tabathia B August 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

To make sure kids are getting all the daily vitamin requirements that they may miss out on during a meal

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12 Janet F August 4, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Vitamins are good for kids, especially picky eaters.

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13 hollowsins August 5, 2013 at 2:59 am

i think it makes up for the things kids dont like to eat
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14 Crissy D. August 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

I think vitamin supplements are important to make sure that the kids get every vitamin and mineral that they can

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15 happymomc August 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

just to be sure they are getting all the nourishment they need!

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16 Tammy S August 5, 2013 at 11:47 am

I think they are important because I don’t think they get enough of the daily recommended amounts of vitamins through the foods they eat. Picky eaters!

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17 June S. August 5, 2013 at 6:13 pm

It helps to make sure they are getting their daily amount in case they have not eaten the right types of food.

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18 Melissa P. August 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I think they are an added benefit to eating healthy. They can help replace any vitamins that your body might be lacking.

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19 LaVonne
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Sometimes my daughter can be picky. I like giving her vitamins to make sure she is getting the essentials.
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20 Melissa Michael August 7, 2013 at 2:15 am

Unfortunately, the foods we eat do not provide nearly the amount of vitamins we need. Especially today’s processed foods. I just recently started taking Krill Oil since I’m not a seafood eater and don’t get nearly enough Omega 3′s.
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21 michelle b. August 7, 2013 at 5:31 am

vitamins feel in the gap from their diet making sure they get everything there bodies need to grow properly

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22 Dorinne Hammons August 7, 2013 at 10:03 am

Because no matter how hard I try, my kids don’t eat balanced meals :-(

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23 BusyWorkingMama August 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

Vitamins are great to fill in the gap even for healthy eaters. We take our daily.
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24 Wehaf August 7, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Vitamins help keep our bodies in tip-top shape.

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25 Barbara Platt August 8, 2013 at 6:22 am

Because I have health problems and when I don’t take what I’m supposed to I can feel the difference.
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26 Jenny Martin August 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm

We do not eat near enough vegetables–so I know we really need to take our vitamins!

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27 Ruth Hill August 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

No matter how healthily we eat, it really is never good enough with the way food is prepared nowadays. I am a long-time believer in vitamins, and my daughter is learning that as well.
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28 cheri August 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm

supplement days when our diet is lacking.

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29 Brandy W. August 9, 2013 at 1:34 am

A vitamin supplement makes sure we get enough of the good stuff just in case we don’t have quite enough in our regular diet.

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30 Jennifer Marohn August 9, 2013 at 3:20 am

I feel vitamins are important because I feel that most kids are not getting all the vitamins that they need from food, sun, environment, whatever now days.
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31 Danielle Papsis August 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

Vitamins are important to supplement your child with nutrients you might not even know they’re missing.

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32 Jeanna August 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I feel like it gives them the nutrients they may be missing otherwise!

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33 Sadie B. August 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

I feel that they are important because we may miss some nutrients on some days.

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34 Colleen Boudreau August 10, 2013 at 6:36 pm

It keeps you healthy.

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35 Ellen B August 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

mostly I don’t think kids each the right foods all the time – the vitamins help keep them healthy

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36 Maureen G August 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

You need to make sure your body gets all the vitamins it needs and that doesn’t always happen with the food choices we make

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37 Brittany August 11, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I think vitamins fill in the gaps. We eat pretty healthy but sometimes kids are more interested in playing then eating.

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38 meredith August 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Vitamins are important to make sure your cells have all the ingredients to function properly!

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39 Naomi August 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Because vitamins are the building blocks.
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40 Elizabeth Mc August 14, 2013 at 1:50 am

I think they are important to make sure you are getting the right nutrients

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41 Jennifer Marie August 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

b/c my kids are picky and do not always eat the best.

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42 Meghan Finley August 16, 2013 at 12:47 am

They make up for all those things the kids won’t eat

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43 Stephanie Larison August 17, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I feel it’s important to get all the vitamins your body needs daily

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44 Theresa J August 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I have picky eaters and I worry that they are not getting the vitamins they need

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45 Madonna August 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

I don’t think our diets include enough nutrients these days so we need to supplement
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46 rebecca shockley August 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

Because kids are so picky and they need there nutrients

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47 Eve August 21, 2013 at 6:06 pm

many of us don’t eat right!!

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48 Barbara August 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm

If I wasn’t motivated by low energy, eyesight strain, & healthy hair and skin, I’d probably be really lazy about taking them for all the most important reasons…like heart health, etc…

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49 Mozi Esmes mom August 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

My daughter is an extremely picky eater. We make lots of “loaded” smoothies to compensate, but I also like adding vitamins to the mix.
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50 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:52 am

Vitamins are important in keeping kids healthy!
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51 Jennifer August 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

I think vitamins are important to make sure kids are getting the nutrients they need!

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52 Sonya Morris August 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

I think vitamins are really important.

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53 amy pugmire August 26, 2013 at 7:20 pm

my kids don’t eat well so I think it will help supplement them and make them healthy and strong

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54 Stephanie August 28, 2013 at 2:53 am

My little one is a picky eater so I feel it’s important to give her vitamins so she can get enough nutrients

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55 Barbi August 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

Because you can’t possibly keep track of getting every daily recommended amount of every vitamin through food alone.

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56 chana August 28, 2013 at 5:31 am

to ensure they are not missing anything essential they may not be getting in their food

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57 sandra August 28, 2013 at 7:06 am

yes, especially for growing kids

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58 nikki August 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

they help keep us healthy, esp. if the kids diet lacks important vitamins and nutrients
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59 Anitra August 28, 2013 at 7:58 am

It’s one additional way we can keep our kids healthy
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60 Southern Gal August 28, 2013 at 8:31 am

I know my son doesn’t get all the vitamins and minerals he need from diet alone. Vitamins help ease my mind a little.
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61 sarah t August 28, 2013 at 9:11 am

they help keep my son healthy

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62 Stephanie Nericcio August 28, 2013 at 9:24 am

I think they are important to help keep everyone healthy during the flu season for sure!
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63 Donna K August 28, 2013 at 10:12 am

Most people don’t eat everything they need.

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64 Benita August 28, 2013 at 11:47 am

They’re important for a person’s overall health.

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65 gala August 29, 2013 at 10:04 am

I think vitamins are important because of the low quality of today’s food

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66 Saver Sara August 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

I think they are important because no many how hard I try, my son still needs to get extra vitamins and minerals.

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67 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

You can’t force your kids to eat certain things so taking a daily vitamin helps to cover all the bases.

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68 David Carlson August 29, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Vitamins are important because there is so much processed food these days.
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69 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 8:59 am

They are important to insure the kiddos are getting enough essentials that are important for Brain development, as well as the other vitamins & minerals that may be lacking in theyr daily diet. Thanks for the chance!!!!

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70 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 9:00 am

They are important to insure the kiddos are getting enough essentials that are important for Brain development, as well as the other needed vitamins & minerals that may be lacking in what they get in their daily diet. Thanks for the chance!!!!

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71 Diana Hatch August 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

Part of a healthy lifestyle

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72 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 9:47 am

My daughter is very picky right now and she may be lacking some important nutrients for development. Vitamins help to ensure she gets those nutrients

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73 Meegan Whitford August 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

to have a healthy lifestyle and to make sure they are getting all the vitamins they need

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74 kathy dalton August 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

vitamins are important because we never get enough from our foods

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75 Richard Hicks August 30, 2013 at 2:20 pm

They are important to make sure kids get those particular vitamins that they might miss in their reg. meals

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76 kolpin August 30, 2013 at 6:38 pm

they’re a great supplement to a healthy diet.

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77 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Vitamins are important to supplement to help us remain healthy and energetic.

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78 Claire
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they’re a great supplement to a healthy diet.

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79 Diane Cooper August 30, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I feel that vitamins are crucial, especially for children, who will never eat all the healthy things you want them to. Plus, our food supply is questionable, at best.

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