Despite best efforts, you and your kids may not always get all the needful vitamins. Consume a variety of foods rich in vitamins to ensure a full range of nutrients for yourself and your children.1
Here is a list of commonly required vitamins and their natural sources that can enrich the diet1
|Vitamin A||Gives healthy skin and normal growth, helps vision and tissue repair||Yellow and orange vegetables, dairy products, and liver|
|Vitamin B||Helps the body produce red blood cells and assists in metabolic activities||Meat, poultry, fish, soy, milk, eggs, whole grains, and enriched breads and cereals|
|Vitamin C||Tool for healing and fighting off infection, strengthens tissue, muscles, and skin||Citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, brussel sprouts, spinach, and broccoli|
|Vitamin D||Helps the body form and maintain strong teeth and bones and assists with the absorption of calcium||Fortified dairy products, fish oils, adequate exposure to sunlight|
Check ‘Keep your kids happy and healthy with home cooked meals’ for ideas and tips to make your home cooked meals more nutritious.
A healthy diet is the best option to offer complete nutrition. However, we often find it difficult to understand how much of a vitamin is needed for our child.1 Experts assessed nutrient intake in Filipino children and found inadequate average consumption of vitamin C.2 You can avoid any deficiency in your child, by giving dietary supplements of vitamin C (like Ascorbic Acid (Cecon Junior)) to compensate for the insufficient intake through food.3
The expert recommended dose of vitamin C for children depends on age.
Be sure to choose the correct dose for your child from the given list:4
- Age 4-6 years: 1 tablet of 100mg daily
- Age 7-12 years: 1-2 tablets of 100mg daily
Now you can safeguard your child’s health with adequate intake of vitamin C.
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.
2. Denney L, Angeles-Agdeppa I, Capanzana MV, Toledo MB, Donohue J, Carriquiry A. Nutrient Intakes and Food Sources of Filipino Infants, Toddlers and Young Children are Inadequate: Findings from the National Nutrition Survey 2013. Nutrients. 2018;10(11):1730. Published 2018 Nov 11. doi:10.3390/nu10111730