Vitamin D and #PetitsFilousGoodness

August 14, 2017

POD loved Petits Filous the moment she tried them and they’ve been a firm favourite ever since. Whether it’s tucking into one of the Little Pots or pairing it with fresh fruit. Her preferred choices are apple, banana, strawberries or raspberries depending on what flavour Petits Filous she’s picked. Now she’s older she enjoys Petits Filous Big Pots too whether after a meal or as part of a packed lunch. Typically this is on a Saturday when she has Stagecoach Performing Arts plus of course whenever we take a picnic out. Petits Filous pots and pouches can survive out of the fridge for up to five hours so they’re an ideal snack for our little adventurer.

Petits Filous is a great way to ensure POD gets nutrients like calcium and vitamin D which she needs to strengthen her bones and teeth while keeping her muscles healthy. We all know sunshine is the main source of vitamin D but POD is often covered in SPF50 or wearing a sunsuit. Vitamin D deficiency has been caused by SPF50 so she needs vitamin D in her diet as well as it absorbs calcium.

A recent UK scientific review on vitamin D, along with Public Health England, advises that everyone over four years of age needs an average daily intake of 10 micrograms of vitamin D to help support healthy bones, teeth and muscles*. As a parent there needs to be a good balance between sun-safe vitamin D and understanding the dietary sources. This is especially important from September to March when we can be outside less often.

Each serving of Petits Filous, two little pots or one big pot, contains 50% of the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) vitamin D per portion on the core range. The sugar content of Petits Filous has been decreased too but thankfully the same taste remains. We’d know if there was any difference there. It means POD can easily get a fix of calcium and vitamin D even if we’re away from home. We’re an outdoorsy kind of family anyway but with it being summer holidays, we’re out even more. It’s so easy to pop a Petits Filous into our bag along with a tuna or egg sandwich and an apple.

I’m working with Petits Filous and BritMums in a paid relationship promoting the #PetitsFilousGoodness campaign about the importance of vitamin D in our children’s diets. Visit for more information.

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, Vitamin D and Health 2016 and Public Health England, PHE publishes new advice on vitamin D 2016

You Might Also Like

  • Jenny Paulin August 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    gorgeous photos of Pod enjoying the outdoors and her petits filous. we love taking ours out and about with us too for eating al fresco. x

    • Charly Dove August 18, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Ahh thank you Jenny. She loves being outdoors, usually eating Petits Filous on the go – literally! It’s so nice being out in the fresh air isn’t it x

  • Laura's Lovely Blog August 16, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Such beautiful photos. You’re right Petitis Filous is really handy to pop in your picnic bag when you’re out and about, so great it helps top up their vitamin D levels too.

    • Charly Dove August 18, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Laura, that’s really kind of you. My daughter LOVES Petits Filous so it kind of comes everywhere with us. Love that it’s so handy and brilliant it means she can top up her vitamin D levels too x

  • Kate Williams August 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    My kids are less than awesome at getting all their vitamins in so its so nice to know that eating something they consider a treat is good for them!

    • Charly Dove August 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

      It’s so true isn’t it Kate. Love that she’s getting some goodness from Petits Filous as well as loving it – win win!

  • Emma - Life According to MrsShilts August 17, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Lovely photographs of Pod. We love taking Petits Filous on day trips as they’re so handy in the pouches x

    • Charly Dove August 18, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Thank you so much Emma. They’re so handy aren’t they – makes life so much easier.

  • Charlotte Oates August 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    She looks like she’s really enjoying that Petits Filous! It looks like you had such a fun day out in the sunshine, I hope you get lots more good weather like that over the holidays.

    • Charly Dove August 18, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Oh gosh she loves Petits Filous Charlotte, honestly she’d eat them all day if she could. We managed to escape before the rain came, nothing like blowing away the cobwebs and having a little picnic 🙂

  • Emily Foran August 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Oh such gorgeous photos, love Pod’s sunhat.
    I’ve actually wondered if my lot could overeat Petits Filous, they absolutely LOVE them! xx

  • Ciara Attwell August 20, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    The big pots are fab aren’t they. I was so happy when they brought them out!

  • BritMums August 21, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Thanks for the post. She looks like she’s having a great time. Love the photos.

    – Commenting on behalf of BritMums