PediaSmart Dairy Ingredients & Quality

Vanilla PediaSmart® Dairy Ingredients: Organic Rice Maltodextrin, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Lactose Free Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic High Oleic Oil (Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Organic High Oleic Safflower Oils), Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla, Contains Less Than 1%: Natural Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium  Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Organic Soy Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Chloride, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Vitamin K1, Zinc Oxide, Cholecalciferol, Thiamin Mononitrate , Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin B12, Potassium lodide, Sodium Selenate, Folic Acid, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate.

Allergen Information

Contains milk, soy, and coconut 
Gluten free. Suitable for lactose intolerance. Made without corn syrup and GMO ingredients.

Not for children with galactosemia.

All ingredients used in PediaSmart® Dairy are gluten free. PediaSmart® Dairy can be a useful addition to the diet of a child with celiac disease, gluten enteropathy, or other conditions where gluten needs to be avoided to help ensure proper nutrition along with other gluten-free healthy foods and beverages.

PediaSmart® Dairy is made without corn syrup. 

Carbohydrates

Brand

Carbohydrate Source

PediaSmart® Dairy Vanilla

Organic Rice Maltodextrin
Organic Cane Sugar

PediaSure®

Sugar, Corn Maltodextrin

Boost® Kids Essentials

Sugar, Maltodextrin

Carnation® Breakfast EssentialsTM

Maltodextrin, Sugar, Lactose

PediaSure Sidekicks®

Sugar, Short Chain Fructooligosaccharides

 

Essential Fatty Acids

Brand

Essential Fatty Acids Source

PediaSmart® Dairy Vanilla

Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil

PediaSure®

High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Tuna Oil

Boost® Kids Essentials

HIgh Oleic Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil
Medium Chain Triglycerides (from Coconut, and/or Palm Kernel Oil)

Carnation® Breakfast EssentialsTM

N/A

PediaSure Sidekicks®

Soy Oil

 

 

DHA & ARA Fatty Acids

Brand

DHA Fatty Acid Source

PediaSmart® Dairy Vanilla

N/A

PediaSure®

Tuna Oil

Boost® Kids Essentials

N/A

Carnation® Breakfast EssentialsTM

N/A

PediaSure Sidekicks®

N/A

 

PediaSmart® Dairy contains the precursor essential fatty acids, linolenic acid and linoleic acid, which the body uses to make the non-essential fatty acids, DHA and ARA. The body cannot make the essential fatty acids and they must be supplied by ingesting foods containing them. The amounts of linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid in PediaSmart® Dairy are appropriate to support a child’s growth and development.

Other nutritional beverages add DHA to their product that is derived from algae (C. Chonii Oil). The process used to make the DHA from the algae uses hexane solvents, acid and bleach.* This source of DHA made by Martek Biosciences Corporation is also known as DHASCO® (DHA Single Cell Oil) or life’sDHA. We are concerned about the serious issues raised by the Cornucopia Institute regarding this particular source of DHA and would never use an ingredient like this in our products. For additional information about the concern over this algal source of DHA, you may wish to visit the Cornucopia Institute’s website at www.cornucopia.org.

Because DHA can be made by the body, there are presently no specific recommendations on daily amounts of DHA. Dietary DHA is available from fish such as salmon, sardine, tuna, and lake trout. Fish sources may contain farm land chemical run-off and various toxins from ocean pollution including mercury so the FDA does warn that a young child’s consumption of certain fish should be restricted. As your child increases the variety of foods in his or her daily diet, remember that DHA can be formed from dietary linolenic acids. By including good sources of high quality fats in the diet, your child should be able to meet his or her specific fatty acid needs.

As previously mentioned, PediaSmart® Dairy does contain very high levels of the essential fatty acids that the human body converts to DHA & ARA. PediaSmart® Dairy contains 1500 milligrams of linoleic fatty acid and 175 milligrams of linolenic fatty acid per 8 ounce serving.

*Sam Zeller, Ph.D.; Martek Biosciences Corporation, Food & Drug Administration Agency Response Letter, GRAS Notice No. GRN 000137

The amounts of linoleic fatty acid and linolenic fatty acid in PediaSmart® Dairy are appropriate to support a child’s growth and development:

PediaSmart® Dairy contains 9 grams of fat per 8 ounce serving.
PediaSmart® Dairy contains 1500 milligrams of linoleic fatty acid and 175 milligrams of alpha-linolenic fatty acid per 8 ounce serving.

 

Milk Protein

Brand

Milk Protein Source

PediaSmart® Dairy Vanilla

Organic Milk Protein Concentrate

PediaSure®

Milk Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Concentrate
Soy Protein Isolate

Boost® Kids Essentials

Less than 2% Sodium Caseinate (from Milk)
Whey Protein Concentrate, Calcium Caseinate

Carnation® Breakfast EssentialsTM

Nonfat Milk

PediaSure Sidekicks®

Milk Protein Concentrate, Soy Protein Isolate
Whey Protein Concentrate

 

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