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What are the steps that need to be followed when giving vitamins to the kids?

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Most kids should get their vitamins and minerals from foods. If you do give them supplements, remember to:

  • Put vitamins away so kids don't treat them like candy.
  • Give your child a chewable vitamin after the meal. Fat-soluble vitamins (A,D, E, K) are absorbed only with food.
  • Ask your doctor about possible drug interactions if your child is on medication.
  • Try a chewable vitamin if your child won't take a pill or liquid supplement.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Diet and Nutrition."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "How do I know if my child is eating enough?"

American Academy of Pediatrics and Schor, E.L., editor-in-chief. , Bantam, 2001. Caring for Your School-Age Child (Ages 5-12)

Ditchek, S. H. and Greenfield, R.H. Harper Collins, 2002. Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine,

American Diabetes Association: "The Big Three."

FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: "Spot the Block."

Nemours Foundation: "Kids' Health: Vitamins."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Diet and Nutrition."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "How do I know if my child is eating enough?"

American Academy of Pediatrics and Schor, E.L., editor-in-chief. , Bantam, 2001. Caring for Your School-Age Child (Ages 5-12)

Ditchek, S. H. and Greenfield, R.H. Harper Collins, 2002. Healthy Child, Whole Child: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine,

American Diabetes Association: "The Big Three."

FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition: "Spot the Block."

Nemours Foundation: "Kids' Health: Vitamins."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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