Health Tip: Toddlers Should Get Vitamins From Diet

How to get what young children need

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(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.


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