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What should I know about PediaSure® Grow & Gain Organic?

1. What does USDA Organic mean?

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the use of the USDA Organic seal, which is used for products that adhere to USDA’s strict production and labeling standards. Products with this seal must contain at least 95% organic ingredients. GMO ingredients are not permitted by Organic standards; therefore, organic products are also non-GMO.

2. Is PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic clinically proven for growth?

Yes. Because the formula contains the same amounts of calories, fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals per serving as PediaSure® Grow & Gain, PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic is clinically proven to help kids grow (studied in children at risk for malnutrition).

3. What does non-GMO mean?

On our label, non-GMO refers to the fact that the ingredients in the product are not genetically engineered. There isn’t a national standard for labeling non-GMO, so we’ve chosen to be consistent with the European Union standards.

4. Why can’t PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic be used for sole-source nutrition?

It is not recommended for sole-source nutrition because it does not contain conditionally essential amino acids taurine and carnitine (an amino acid derivative) and inositol, also known as vitamin B8. These nutrients may be essential to those with certain health conditions.

5. Where can I find PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic?

Go to PediaSure.com/wheretobuy to find stores near you!

6. What is the best way to consume PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic?

For the best taste, serve chilled and shake well before drinking. After opening, refrigerate and drink within 48 hours after opening.

7. How many PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic shakes should be consumed on a daily basis?

The recommended daily amount for your child should be determined by your pediatrician.

8. Are the cows that provide the milk sources in PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic administered artificial growth hormones?

No, artificial growth hormones are not used with the cows that provide milk for PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic. The FDA has stated there is no significant difference between milk derived from rbST-treated and non-rbST-treated.

9. Is the milk in PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic sourced from grass-fed cows?

Yes, during the main season. In the off-season when grass is not available, the cows are fed grass (in the form of grass silage or grass hay) and some grain, if needed.

10. Why does PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic have more sugar than PediaSure Grow & Gain?

We always strive to make great-tasting, nutritious shakes. With PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic, we were limited to using organic cane sugar as there were no organic sweeteners available that suited the product at the time of formulation.

11. What is carrageenan? Why do some people prefer not to have it in their foods?

Carrageenan is an extract from a red seaweed commonly known as Irish Moss. Carrageenan is a common food additive that helps thicken and stabilize, improving texture. Some scientists have presented evidence that carrageenan is inflammatory, but others have provided reasons that this evidence is flawed and misleading. PediaSure Grow & Gain Organic does not contain carrageenan to help appeal to consumers who are concerned about the ingredient.

Reference: 1. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2005. https://www.nap.edu/read/10490/chapter/1. Accessed May 23, 2018.