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A Guide to Meeting Your Child’s Daily Vitamin Needs

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.


1. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=kids-need-their-nutrients--1-19820

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

3. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

4. https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/cecon%20junior?type=full

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ASC Ref Code:

A141P051421CS, A033P101821CS, A034P101821CS, A035P101821CS, A036P101821CS, A037P101821CS, A038P101821CS, A039P101821CS, A040P101821CS, A078P101821CS, A079P101821CS, A080P101821CS

If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

1Filipino Adobo Chicken. https://www.eatthismuch.com/recipe/nutrition/filipino-adobo-chicken,955699/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

2Sisig Recipe. http://recipeofhealth.com/recipe/sisig-561679rb Accessed 5 July 2021

3Crispy Pata (Deep-Fried Leg of Pork) Recipe. http://recipeofhealth.com/recipe/crispy-pata-deep-fried-leg-of-pork-306396rb Accessed 5 July 2021

4Chicken Inasal. https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/chicken-inasal/#wprm-recipe-container-33181 Accessed 5 July 2021​

5Pancit Palabok Made Easy. https://www.foxyfolksy.com/pancit-palabok-made-easy/ Accessed 5 July 2021

6How To Cook The Best Bulalo Recipe (beef shank soup). https://eatlikepinoy.com/best-bulalo-recipe/#Best_Bulalo_Recipe Accessed 5 July 2021​

7How To Make The Best Arroz Caldo Recipe The Classic Filipino Porridge. https://eatlikepinoy.com/best-arroz-caldo-recipe/#Best_Arroz_Caldo_Recipe Accessed 5 July 2021

8Kare Kare Recipe – Panlasang Pinoy. https://panlasangpinoy.com/kare-kare-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-47391 Accessed 5 July 2021

9Sinigang. https://panlasangpinoy.com/pork-sinigang-na-baboy-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-45253 Accessed 5 July 2021

10Beef Tapa. https://www.kawalingpinoy.com/beef-tapa/#wprm-recipe-container-30701 Accessed 5 July 2021

1Multivitamins. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/multivitamins.html Accessed 5 July 2021​

2Should I Take a Daily Multivitamin? https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/multivitamin/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

3Do Multivitamins Work? The Surprising Truth https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/do-multivitamins-work#what-they-are Accessed 5 July 2021​

4The power of vitamins in athletics https://training-conditioning.com/article/the-power-of-vitamins/#:~:text=They%20also%20help%20with%20the,micronutrient%20needs%20than%20non%2Dathletes Accessed 5 July 2021​

5Top Foods High in Vitamin C https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-vitamin-c#2 Accessed 5 July 2021

6The 10 Best Foods That Are High In Zinc https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-foods-high-in-zinc#TOC_TITLE_HDR_3 Accessed 5 July 2021​

720 Foods That Are High in Vitamin E https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-high-in-vitamin-e Accessed 5 July 2021​

816 Foods That Are High in Niacin (Vitamin B3) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods-high-in-niacin#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2 Accessed 5 July 2021​

928 Vitamin B5 Foods for Staying Healthy & Energetic https://medalerthelp.org/blog/vitamin-b5-foods/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

1015 Vitamin B-6 Rich Foods https://www.healthline.com/health/vitamin-b6-foods Accessed 5 July 2021​

1123 Vitamin B1 Foods You Should Include in Your Diet https://medalerthelp.org/blog/vitamin-b1-foods/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

1225 Vitamin B2 Foods Essential for Your Well-Being https://medalerthelp.org/blog/vitamin-b2-foods/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

1323 Vitamin B12 Foods to Feel Positive & Energetic https://medalerthelp.org/blog/vitamin-b12-foods/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

1429 Vitamin B9 Foods Great for Physical & Mental Health https://medalerthelp.org/blog/vitamin-b9-foods/ Accessed 5 July 2021​

Disclaimer: This site offers general health-related information and is not meant to replace expert medical advice. For questions on specific diseases, symptoms and treatments, please consult a healthcare professional.