Because of the state of the current food supply and the difficulty of getting kids to consume five servings of vegetables and fruits daily, few children get all the essential nutrients they need from their diet. A multi-vitamin/mineral supplement can be considered "dietary insurance," an excellent way to be sure a child is getting the essential nutrients even when they don't eat right.* Children's Basic Nutrients offers comprehensive vitamin and mineral supplementation for children ages four and up. It contains no sugars, binders, or allergenic excipients. Only the finest and optimally absorbed nutrients are used, and the easy-to-swallow, kid-size capsule makes taking it easy, even in young children. The capsule can also be taken apart and mixed into food (like apple sauce or yogurt).