PediaSmart Dairy Ingredients

Vanilla PediaSmart® Dairy Ingredients: Filtered Organic Rice Maltodextrin*, Organic Evaporated Cane Syrup, Organic Lactose Free Milk Protein Concentrate, Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Organic High Oleic Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla, Natural Flavors, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Bitartrate, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Organic Soy Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Chloride, Taurine, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Ferrous Sulfate, Inositol, Biotin, L-Carnitine, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Vitamin A Palmitate, Phytonadione (Vit. K1), Zinc Oxide, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Thiamin Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Copper Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. 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 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 ingredients such as corn syrup. For families concerned about genetically engineered (GE) foods or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), corn is often avoided because so much of the corn grown today has been genetically modified. PediaSmart® Dairy may also be a useful addition to the diet of a child with a sensitivity to corn and to help ensure proper nutrition along with other healthy foods and beverages. PediaSmart® Dairy is the only complete dairy-based nutritional supplement/beverage on the market that does not contain corn ingredients.

 

Carbohydrates

Brand Carbohydrate Source
PediaSmart® Dairy Chocolate Organic Rice Maltodextrin
Organic Cane Sugar
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

 

PediaSmart® Dairy does not contain table sugar (refined white sugar). The sources of carbohydrate in PediaSmart® Dairy are organic rice maltodextrin and organic evaporated cane sugar. This proprietary carbohydrate blend in PediaSmart® Dairy provides a steady supply of energy without any artificial stimulants. The organic rice maltodextrin is a bland tasting carbohydrate, is one-fifth as sweet as sucrose, and provides minimal sweetness to PediaSmart® Dairy. Organic rice maltodextrin is made from organic whole rice using a natural hydrolysis process without the use of acids, alkalis or sulfites. The organic evaporated cane sugar has a higher sweetness level than organic rice maltodextrin , but offers the benefit of being organic and not highly processed like table sugar or corn syrup. This combination of organic rice maltodextrin and organic evaporated cane sugar gives PediaSmart® Dairy its pleasant, but not too sweet, flavor enjoyed by children.

Organic rice is grown by certified organic rice growers without synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and growth regulators. The organic growth process relies on crop rotations, legumes, green manures, mineral bearing rocks and biological pest control to maintain healthy soils, provide the rice plants with nutrients, and minimize insects, weeds and other pests. The organic rice maltodextrin is sourced from California where the rice fields serve as an important wetland habitat for resident birds and waterfowl and also as a wintering ground and food source for migrating ducks and geese from Canada and Alaska.

Organic evaporated cane sugar, a simple sugar, is a minimally processed organic sweetener with a light tan natural color and a neutral pleasant flavor which can be used as a substitute for refined white sugar. Organic evaporated cane sugar is not bleached or decolorized like refined white table sugar. Organic evaporated cane sugar comes from organic sugar cane grown under strict organic guidelines. The land must be free of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals. It is non-GMO. When the mature organic sugar cane is ready for harvest, it is "green cut" rather than burned to prevent pollution. Furthermore, "green cut" harvesting results in the tops and leaves of the plant being left in the field to return nutrients to the soil. A natural ground cover for weed control also results. This type of farming has a positive impact on the environment.

PediaSmart® Dairy contains 31 grams of carbohydrate per 8 fluid ounce serving.

 

Essential Fatty Acids

Brand Essential Fatty Acids Source
PediaSmart® Dairy Chocolate Organic High Oleic Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Coconut Oil
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

The proprietary fat blend in PediaSmart® Dairy consists of organic high oleic sunflower and/or safflower oil, organic soybean oil, and organic coconut oil. These oils provide an appropriate level of alpha-linolenic and linoleic fatty acids that the human body can convert to DHA and ARA; fatty acids known to support brain and eye retina development.

All of these organic oils used in PediaSmart® Dairy are expeller-expressed. This is a natural process that basically presses the oil from the high oleic sunflower and/or safflower, soybean or coconut.

Conventionally processed oils use hexane solvents to extract the oils (a petroleum by-product of gasoline refining). This harsh process then requires the oil to be flashed with fire to burn off the hexane solvents. Hexane residues can remain in the finished oils. We believe that hexane has no place in a child’s diet – even if only a residue. Also, USDA organic rules prohibit the use of solvent-extracted vegetable oils. So PediaSmart® Dairy would not be labeled organic if we selected conventionally processed vegetable oils.

Meets American Heart Association Fat Guidelines:

The American Heart Association suggests keeping total fat intake between 30 to 35 percent of calories for children 2 to 3 years of age and between 25 to 35 percent of calories for children and adolescents 4 to 18 years of age, with most fats coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, such as fish, nuts and vegetable oils.

PediaSmart® Dairy contains 3.8 grams of fat per 100 Calories which equates to 34% of Calories from fat and, therefore, meets the American Heart Association’s guidelines for children.

PediaSmart® Dairy contains 9.4 grams of fat per 8 fluid ounce serving.

 

DHA & ARA Fatty Acids

Brand DHA Fatty Acid Source
PediaSmart® Dairy Chocolate N/A
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 1900 milligrams of linoleic fatty acid and 140 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 Chocolate Organic Milk Protein Concentrate
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

The protein source in PediaSmart® Dairy is organic milk protein concentrate. Organic milk protein concentrate is produced from organic skim milk through a process involving filtration, evaporation and drying. No harsh chemicals are used during processing. Organic milk protein concentrate is also pasteurized to assure that the product contains no pathogenic organisms. The organic skim milk used is from organic dairy herds that do not receive any antibiotics or growth hormone stimulants. Another feature of organic milk protein concentrate is it retains a significant amount of calcium from the organic skim milk thus helping to meet a child’s calcium needs for growing bones.

PediaSmart® Dairy contains 7.4 grams of protein per 8 fluid ounce serving.

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