Providing for the Picky Eater

Samuel and his little brother Daniel are an energetic duo. Their mother, Jennifer, says when it comes to playtime, the two are a handful, running, jumping and climbing on everything. But Jennifer worries the boys aren't getting the proper nutrients to keep up with their activity level.

"They're both picky eaters. That one," Jennifer said, referring to 2-year-old Samuel, "just doesn't eat."

Someone recommended Jennifer try PediaSure, a specialized drink to help children grow and get the proper nutrition they need.

Infant Crisis Services was able to provide the two toddlers with PediaSure thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

The foundation awarded Infant Crisis Services $10,000 last August to purchase PediaSure and other speciality formulas that are often recommended by doctors or required for health reasons, but too expensive for struggling families.

 Now, Jennifer is confident her boys will get all the vitamins, minerals and calories they need to grow strong and healthy.