Poor nutrition can be a medical consequence of ADHD. Children with ADHD may be difficult to feed due to the symptoms of their disorder. Additionally, some ADHD medications can cause a loss of appetite which may result in weight loss. PediaSure Complete® is often recommended to improve the caloric and nutritional intake of children with ADHD.
Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA): Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines, Third Edition, Toronto, ON; CADDRA, 2011.
Asthma that is not well controlled can cause fatigue and an overall feeling of poor health, which can cause a loss of appetite and lack of interest in eating. In such cases, the convenient nutrition and great taste of PediaSure Complete® can be appealing and help provide the nutrients an asthma sufferer might miss from not eating right.
Celiac disease involves sensitivity and intolerance to wheat, rye, barley, oats, and other grain products. Common symptoms are abdominal pain and indigestion. Celiac disease can also impair the absorption of essential nutrients. In children, that can prevent weight gain, resulting in poor growth. PediaSure Complete® is gluten-free, and provides complete, balanced nutrition proven† to help kids grow.1
†Studied in children at risk of malnutrition
Failure to thrive is a condition that describes a child that is gaining weight significantly slower than expected. FTT is usually diagnosed when weight is consistently below the 5th percentile, or has quickly dropped two percentiles. It has a variety of causes from medical conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients, to lack of appetite due to medications, to “picky eating,” or an emotional disorder. The complete, balanced nutrition of PediaSure Complete® can help kids get essential nutrients and gain the weight they need. PediaSure Complete® is clinically proven† to help kids grow.1
†Studied in children at risk of malnutrition.
When a child is underweight, the reason could be one of many and may not be cause for concern. The parents might be small in stature, so the child may not meet the average weight for his age. You could have a picky eater on your hands, or a medical condition could be causing lower than average weight gain. You and your doctor know your child best and can determine together if a problem needs to be addressed.
Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, a natural sugar found in milk and dairy products. The only remedy is to remove or limit those products in the diet. In children, however, that means removing important sources of calcium, which is so important for developing strong bones and teeth. PediaSure Complete® is suitable for lactose intolerance* and it can help provide the calcium that a lactose-intolerant child might be missing.
*Not for children with galactosemia
Colds and flus often cause a loss of nutrients and weight. Sometimes it’s because of lack of appetite, a change in smell and taste, or vomiting and diarrhea. In these cases of illness, PediaSure Complete® can help your child recover some of the nutrients lost.
1. Huynh DT et al. J Hum Nutr Diet Doi:10.1111/jhn.12306.