Supplement shakes for underweight children

  • Roslynn Van Schoor
Keywords: supplements shakes, underweight children, adequate diet, essential nutrients


Children are in a constant state of growth and development. An adequate diet containing all essential nutrients is required to feed this growth and maintain overall health. In some cases, it can be difficult for children to meet their nutrient requirements. This can lead to underweight.1,2 Underweight children are more likely to experience stunted growth, develop nutrient deficiencies and perform poorly in school and physical activities.3 Although underweight in children can be managed with carefully planned dietary interventions, certain types of high protein and energy supplement shakes may be beneficial.3,4