This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation. I received two canisters of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.
As the mother of a tween daughter, I have plenty of things to worry about. Is she doing well in school? How do I make sure we keep the lines of communication open? What’s the best way to keep those BOYS away from her? And of course, one of the biggest things I worry about…how do I make sure she stays healthy? I try hard to feed her well and include a wide variety of fresh foods in her diet but I know there are nutritional gaps here and there. Those nutritional gaps can have long reaching effects. Did you know that 86% of teen girls do not get enough calcium in their daily diets? With 95% of peak bone mass present by age 20, this is not a good time to not get enough calcium. One way to help fill in the gaps when it comes to calcium is to add in Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews.
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Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are the #1 doctor recommended calcium supplement chew. Two of these chews provide 100% of the daily recommended amount of calcium plus vitamins D3 and K for most women. Eating healthy is extremely important but with our kids fast paced schedules, we can never be sure they are taking the time to eat a wide variety of foods every day. I know *I* don’t even manage to eat right every day so my daughter and I are taking calcium supplements TOGETHER. The best way to ensure a lifetime of good habits is to start young!
What are a few other ways to ensure bone health as our girls grow up? Here are a few simple tips:
- Consume less caffeine: You would think this wouldn’t be an issue for tween girls, right? Well, you would be amazed at how many of my daughter’s friends drink coffee! And there is a ton of caffeine in soda, too. Limit how much caffeine your daughter drinks to ensure bone health.
- Make exercise a priority: Get your daughters moving with regular exercise. Walking, bike riding, hiking, or whatever sport she enjoys will go a long way towards ensuring bone health as an adult.
- Take a multivitamin: Calcium is vital to strong bones but other nutrients play a part too. Fill in all your nutritional gaps with a general multivitamin.
My daughter and I were happy to share the Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews this month. We have been taking these off and on for years and I know she likes them! They come as individually wrapped chews in both caramel and chocolate. These individually wrapped chews are easy to throw in your purse, gym bag, or desk drawer so you can take them whenever is convenient for you. Being chewy and delicious means that my kids take them happily with breakfast without one iota of complaining, which I really appreciate. Want an easy way to determine if you’re getting enough calcium? First know your calcium requirements by stage/age, because they vary. Head over to the Viactiv webpage for more details about how much calcium you and your child need.
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I honestly love doing things with my daughter. That includes things like pulling out a cookbook and making cookies together. Heading out into the woods and spending the weekend camping. Taking her up to the pool and just watching her splash around with her friends. I like to think that she will remember those moments for the rest of her life. So, it only makes sense that taking our vitamins together is a good way for her to (hopefully!) take these habits into adulthood! If you would like to purchase Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews for yourself you can find them at Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, Target, Walgreens, and drugstore.com.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.