PediaSure Complete® is a great source of protein and vitamins

It’s important to note the amounts listed on a nutrition label always indicate the amount in 1 serving, not the total in the container.

Also, the percentage of Daily Values (DV) listed for the nutrients are based on a daily diet of 2000 calories. Your child may eat fewer calories than that in a day, so you should keep that in mind when you’re evaluating the nutrient amounts on a product label.

THE NUTRITION FACTS LABEL PANEL

Nutrition Facts show the amounts in one serving, not the total amounts in the container. This part of the label has five sections of information:

SERVING:

Tells you the weight (in grams or mL) per serving, and the number of servings per container.

CALORIES:

Shows the number of calories per serving and how many of those calories come from fat.

MAIN NUTRIENTS:

Amount of each nutrient per serving, which includes fat, sodium, carbohydrate, fibre, sugar, and protein. This section also indicates the % of daily value for some of the listed nutrients.

VITAMINS & MINERALS:

This listing shows how much of the vitamins and minerals contained are in each serving, along with the percentage of the recommended daily value they represent.

THE INGREDIENTS LISTING

The ingredients list appears below the Nutrition Facts part of the label panel. The ingredients listed are what supply the nutrients and provide other product attributes such as color, texture, etc. Ingredients must be listed in descending order. If an ingredient is not listed, it is not contained in the product.

KEY NUTRIENTS OF THE NUTRITION FACTS PANEL

Here's a quick look at some of the key nutrients of the nutrition facts panel.

PediaSure® arrow icon for recipe ingredients2 TO 3 YEARS
NUTRIENT

Calories

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Why It’s Important Calories are units of energy your child's body needs to function properly. Total energy needs vary depending on your child’s activity level – active children need a little bit more!

Recommended Daily Amount2

1,000 to 1,400 (girls)
1,000 to 1,500 (boys)

NUTRIENT

Protein

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Protein helps your child’s body build cells, break down food into energy, fight infec-tion, and carry oxygen.

Recommended Daily Amount2

5 to 20% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Total Fat

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fats are a great source of energy for kids and are easily stored the body. They're also important in helping the body to properly use some of the other nutrients it needs.

Recommended Daily Amount2

30 to 40% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Carbohydrate

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Carbs are the body's most important source of energy. They help your child's body use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue.

Recommended Daily Amount2

45 to 65% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Fibre

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fibre helps promote bowel regularity in children.

Recommended Daily Amount2

19 grams

NUTRIENT

Calcium

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Calcium is essential in helping to build your child’s healthy teeth and bones. It's also important for blood clotting and for nerve, muscle, and heart function.

Recommended Daily Amount2

700 milligrams

PediaSure® arrow icon for recipe ingredients4 TO 8 YEARS
NUTRIENT

Calories

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Why It’s Important Calories are units of energy your child's body needs to function properly. Total energy needs vary depending on your child’s activity level – active children need a little bit more!

Recommended Daily Amount2

1,200 to 1,700 (girls)
1,250 to 1,800 (boys)

NUTRIENT

Protein

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Protein helps your child’s body build cells, break down food into energy, fight infec-tion, and carry oxygen.

Recommended Daily Amount2

10 to 30% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Total Fat

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fats are a great source of energy for kids and are easily stored the body. They're also important in helping the body to properly use some of the other nutrients it needs.

Recommended Daily Amount2

25 to 35% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Carbohydrate

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Carbs are the body's most important source of energy. They help your child's body use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue.

Recommended Daily Amount2

45 to 65% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Fibre

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fibre helps promote bowel regularity in children.

Recommended Daily Amount2

25 grams

NUTRIENT

Calcium

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Calcium is essential in helping to build your child’s healthy teeth and bones. It's also important for blood clotting and for nerve, muscle, and heart function.

Recommended Daily Amount2

1,000 milli-grams

PediaSure® arrow icon for recipe ingredients9 TO 13 YEARS
NUTRIENT

Calories

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Why It’s Important Calories are units of energy your child's body needs to function properly. Total energy needs vary depending on your child’s activity level – active children need a little bit more!

Recommended Daily Amount2

1,400 to 2,250 (girls)
1,500 to 2,600 (boys)

NUTRIENT

Protein

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Protein helps your child’s body build cells, break down food into energy, fight infec-tion, and carry oxygen.

Recommended Daily Amount2

10 to 30% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Total Fat

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fats are a great source of energy for kids and are easily stored the body. They're also important in helping the body to properly use some of the other nutrients it needs.

Recommended Daily Amount2

25 to 35% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Carbohydrate

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Carbs are the body's most important source of energy. They help your child's body use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue.

Recommended Daily Amount2

45 to 65% of daily calories

NUTRIENT

Fibre

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Fibre helps promote bowel regularity in children.

Recommended Daily Amount2

26 grams (girls)
31 grams (boys)

NUTRIENT

Calcium

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Calcium is essential in helping to build your child’s healthy teeth and bones. It's also important for blood clotting and for nerve, muscle, and heart function.

Recommended Daily Amount2

1300 milligrams

NUTRIENTWHY IT'S IMPORTANTRECOMMENDED DAILY AMOUNT2
2-3 YEARS4-8 YEARS9-13 YEARS
CALORIES1*
Calories are units of energy your child's body needs to function properly. Total energy needs vary depending on your child’s activity level — active children need a little bit more!1,000 to 1,400 (girls)1,000 to 1,500 (boys)1,200 to 1,700 (girls)1,250 to 1,800 (boys)1,400 to 2,250 (girls)1,500 to 2,600 (boys)
PROTEIN
Protein helps your child’s body build cells, break down food into energy, fight infection, and carry oxygen.5 to 20% of daily calories10 to 30% of daily calories
TOTAL FAT
Fats are a great source of energy for kids and are easily stored in the body. They're also important in helping the body to properly use some of the other nutrients it needs.30 to 40% of daily calories25 to 35% of daily calories
CARBOHYDRATE
Carbs are the body's most important source of energy. They help your child's body use fat and protein for building and repairing tissue.45 to 65% of daily calories
FIBRE
Fibre helps promote bowel regularity in children.19 grams25 grams26 grams (girls)
31 grams (boys)
CALCIUM
Calcium is essential in helping to build your child’s healthy teeth and bones. It's also important for blood clotting and for nerve, muscle, and heart function.700 milligrams1,000 milligrams1300 milligrams

The more practice you get reading food labels, the better you'll become at using them as a tool to help your child get the proper amount of nutrition.

Take a look at a PediaSure Complete® nutrition label and see for yourself why it’s the #1 pediatrician recommended brand.

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For more great information about how to use the nutrition facts label and percent daily values, check out Health Canada’s website.

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