(HealthDay News) -- It's disheartening when toddlers skip the vegetables and fruits you lovingly prepare.
But rather than substitute a multivitamin, the American Academy of Pediatrics has advice on getting kids what they need from food:
- Look for a variety of sources for essential vitamins. Calcium, for example, is found in more than just dairy products. It's also found in almonds, bok choy, baked beans and salmon.
- Many foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals. Examples include milk, bread, cereal, waffles and orange juice.
- Ironically, many parents who offer a multivitamin also concentrate on offering their youngsters healthier fare.