If you have been on Family Fun Canada lately you may have noticed a new series called Urban Adventures. Since we don’t have a summer vacation planned, my family will be spending most of the summer finding ways to be active, healthy and enjoy the outdoors within our city.
I live in an amazing suburb with at least 20 playgrounds connected by well over 20 kms of pathways. My kids are very excited because we are going to bike to all of them over the course of the summer and cross each one off our list.
The other adventures we plan to experience this summer are: finding hikes inside the city, going on hikes in the mountains, enjoying a healthy picnic at the park near our house and cooling off in the outdoor swimming pools and spray parks in our city.
Our action plan for staying healthy includes daily physical activity, enjoying the outdoors, eating fresh fruits and vegetables (even if they are hidden in a smoothie) and taking our vitamins.
They have a full line for adults and kids in gummy form. Understanding why there might be a gummy vitamin for a child is a no-brainer. Kids like gummies and taking their vitamins becomes more of a habit like brushing their teeth than an archaic form of torture. Anyone remember those nasty spoonfuls of cod liver oil we had to take as kids?
Well guess what? Adults like gummies too. I have slowly switched over all our daily vitamins to the Adult Essentials line. My faves are the Vitamin D. They taste like lemon drops. Yummy.
I love that the company is Canadian. The owners are Canadian. The vitamins are manufactured in Canada, their head office is in Canada and more importantly they are regulated by the Canadian government so you can trust that what they say on the packaging is actually in the vitamin. Go Canada!
You can find the gummmies at most major drugstore chains including Superstore, London Drugs, Shoppers and even Costco.
Before you head out to buy them be sure to grab some coupons. Visit the IronKids Facebook page and the Adult Essentials Facebook page. Simply click “Like” and you will be redirected to where you can dowload and print a $2.00 off coupon.