Back to School

It’s time again to begin thinking and preparing for back to school. It’s an exciting time of the year as we can help enrich and prepare our children to enter a fresh new year at school. At Joy and Vitality, we know that an important part of preparing them is to get their bodies healthy and in alignment so they will be ready for the new things they’ll face at school. One great way to do that is through supplements and health remedies.


A multi-vitamin supplement can help fill nutrition gaps and ensure your child is getting what their body needs. According to Angela Sayers, a holistic nutritionist in Calgary, vitamins are an insurance policy to round out what your children are eating.

We know there are so many options out there, so what should you be looking for in a multi-vitamin for your child? It’s important to consider three things when choosing a multi-vitamin:

  • Additives: look for something without dyes, preservatives, artificial flavors and added sugar
  • Essentials: look for a supplement that provides all or most of the 24 essential vitamins and minerals
  • Digestion: look for a supplement that will be gentle on their stomach and be taken any time of day

Our Kid’s One Daily mini-tablet style multivitamin is a sugar, flavoring, dye, and preservative-free option to help support optimal nutrition in children ages five and up.


Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid necessary for a healthy heart, brain and cognitive function, joint mobility, eye health, healthy skin and hair, and a normally functioning immune response. Among the many beneficiaries of omega-3 nutrition, children have the most to gain from these essential fats. Unfortunately, recent research has also shown that only 22% of children get adequate amounts of these essential fatty acids. Along with a healthy diet that includes fish and fresh green leafy vegetables, supplementing with a premium fish oil product is the best way to ensure that families begin to reverse this trend.


Try our Children’s DHA for a high quality Omega-3 supplement that supports visual, brain and immune system development along with normal emotional and cognitive function.


Vitamin D is best known for its role in aiding with the absorption of calcium from the digestive system and promoting bone formation, but it has many other actions including balancing immune function and supporting mood. In Canada, we don’t get enough sun for up to eight months of the year and although many foods are fortified with vitamin D, these foods often aren’t enough on their own.

D3 Gummies Kids are a great way to ensure your child gets enough vitamin D as they head into the fall and winter months.



Extensive research has shown that essential oils aid can aid the immune system and have a whole host of benefits to both adults and children. ( A strong immune system is especially important for children going back to school who come into contact with many bacteria and viruses on a daily basis. It’s best to start boosting your child’s immune system now so they can be fully prepared health wise for their new school year.

The Immune-5 Remedy from Healing Hallow is a top selling blend for the immune system that prevents and treats bugs and viruses. It strengthens the immune system and prevents or lessens the duration of colds, bugs and flu while clearing sinuses and congestion. This blend is safe for children.

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Now you’re set to prepare your children for heading back to school! Come visit us at Joy and Vitality to pick up some of these supplements and essential oils for your kids or get in touch if you have further questions. Click here ( school-in- calgary/) for more about all of the products we carry for children. Have a safe and healthy end to your summer as we head into a new season!