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What kinds of food should kids eat to get vitamins?

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It’s best for kids to get their vitamins from a balanced, healthy diet that includes:

  • Plenty of fresh fruits and leafy, green vegetables
  • Protein like chicken, fish, meat, and eggs
  • Whole grains like steel-cut oats and brown rice
  • Milk and dairy products like cheese and yogurt (preferably low-fat products for kids over age 3)

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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