I love your website and all of the great articles and information you offer. However, I have one question. When you are talking about making sure your child gets adequate nutrition from “ordinary foods”, isn’t that assuming that ordinary foods today are giving kids all that they need nutritionally? I don’t think I’m the only mom who is having trouble getting my athletic kids to eat 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies daily. And, even the American Medical Association recommends a multivitamin/mineral supplement. I totally agree that most of the nutritional supplements out there are not necessary or recommended for kids today. But the article makes it sound like giving your kids a multivitamin/mineral (that is food based) is dangerous. Is this what you are saying? I give my kids a phytonutrient supplement, too, that is just fruits and vegetable nutrients. I do this because I’m under the impression that our fruits and vegetables today don’t have all the antioxidants and other nutrients our kids need. Are you saying that our kids can get all the nutrients they need just from ordinary foods?
Thanks so much. I know you must be very busy, but I would love to have a MomsTeam expert answer that question if you can. Or, any other nutrionist would be great.