Shakeology for Kids?

Shakeology for KidsMy husband and I have wrestled with the question of whether or not to give Shakeology to our kids. My husband drinks Shakeology every day. He loves the energy he gets from Shakeology and the knowledge that he’s getting all of the vitamins he needs. So my three boys—ages 4, 8 and 11—beg to drink Shakeology like Daddy.
Like a lot of people, we don’t always eat a healthy diet. The kids are picky eaters, and we often eat on the go. So the kids could definitely benefit from Shakeology’s 70 vitamins and minerals. And if it could curb the cravings that lead them to ask for treats from the time they wake up in the morning, I would be thrilled.

So I checked the official website. The company gives a pretty typical disclaimer about checking with your doctor, but the website goes on to say:

“However, since Shakeology® is a healthy drink that’s low in sugar and has a wide variety of nutrients, it’s a much healthier option than many other drinks or snacks on the market and should be appropriate for most children over the age of 6. You may want to start out with a smaller serving size until you’re sure of the child’s tolerance. It’s not recommended to give as a meal replacement for children younger than 6 years old without first checking with your pediatrician.”

Our answer has been to:

  • Give it to them occasionally—a few times a week.

And

  • Split one package between three kids. That way they don’t get overloaded with vitamins.

When Carl Daikeler—Beachbody CEO and a father of two small children—was recently asked about giving Shakeology to kids, he said the company had not tested the effects on children. But he wondered if giving Shakeology was any worse than giving them fast food or any of the other processed, preservative laden foods we give to our kids. He definitely had a point.

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