Prepping for cold season with Walgreen's Vitamins!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Savannah and Joey have always been so good at taking their vitamins. Well, Savannah hated them when she was an infant and I gave her vitamin drops. Other than that, they rarely forget to grab their vitamins along with their breakfast each morning.

We generally take a multivitamin each day and if health or the time of year calls for additional vitamins – we add them to the lineup. They love it when I buy the Multi-vitamin Gummies - but I usually buy the chewable vitamins.

Excited to have Mutli-Vitamin Gummies!

Throughout the year I focus on different nutritional needs for all of us. Now that fall is here, I recommend and am focused on our Vitamin C and D intake. We are spending less and less time outdoors and in the sun - and cold season is on its way. So, this is why I choose to increase our Vitamin C and D during the fall and winter.

I think it is so important to make sure that our bodies get the nutrients and vitamins it needs – that it isn’t getting from our diet. Not only do I have my children take vitamins daily, I talk with them about how their body is benefiting from each vitamin. I’ve also made sure to stock up on vitamins at Walgreens this month! They, along with Vitamin Angels are helping children get the vitamins they need!

When shopping for vitamins, you might find it useful to know that you can help a child in need with every vitamins or supplements purchase at Walgreens. Millions of children around the world are suffering from ‘hidden hunger’, a lack of micronutrients that can lead to disease and even death. In fact, 45% of all childhood deaths are attributable to under-nutrition. Walgreens is giving a portion of all vitamin retail sales to Vitamin Angels to help 100 million children in the U.S. and abroad get the vitamins they need to live well.

As a child - and even in college - I never wanted to comply with my mother’s instruction to take my vitamins. I’m so glad she insisted! Now, I’m that mom reminding my kids and asking them if they remembered their vitamins. I’m a bit luckier though – my kids seem excited to take their vitamins everyday and I’m so glad they do. What vitamins are you taking daily or seasonally?