Did you know that the vitamins and minerals in your child’s diet play a HUGE role in their health and development?  These tiny nutrients are essential for strong bones, healthy bodies, and sharp minds. Unfortunately, many kids don’t get enough of what they need. Let’s change that! Learn the importance of vitamins and minerals in your child’s diet. 

Vitamins and Minerals in Your Child’s Diet

There are 13 essential vitamins, each a superhero with its own powers:

  • Vitamin A (Eyesight): Carrots, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe
  • B Vitamins (Energy): Whole grains, nuts, peas
  • Vitamin C (Healing): Oranges, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Vitamin D (Strong Bones): Milk, eggs, fish
  • Vitamin E (Antioxidant): Nuts, seeds, whole grains
  • Vitamin K (Bones & Blood): Broccoli, leafy greens

Best of all, vitamins often team up! Like calcium and vitamin D working together for strong bones.

Minerals: The Mighty Essentials

Don’t forget these crucial minerals:

  • Iron (Healthy Blood)
  • Iodine (Thyroid Health)
  • Zinc (Supercharged Immunity)
  • Calcium (Strong Bones & Teeth)

What Happens If My Child Is Missing Out?

Picky eaters and diets filled with processed foods can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  This can have serious consequences for your child’s growth, development, and long-term health.

The Power of a Balanced Diet

The best way to ensure your child gets what they need is a colorful, balanced diet!

  • Think rainbow: Lots of different fruits and veggies.
  • Variety: Different protein sources (meat, beans, etc.), whole grains.
  • Read Labels: Even with processed foods, make smarter choices.

Small changes make a big difference! Start with one new colorful fruit or veggie this week, try a fun recipe using whole grains, or involve your child in choosing healthier snacks. Every positive step is a win for your child’s health and well-being.

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