There are a number of vitamins and minerals vital for your child to maintain a healthy diet. Below is a list of a number of these and an explanation of how they help the body.
Vitamin A: Growth, healthy skin, boosts immune system
Vitamin B: Helps digestion, healthy nervous system
Vitamin C: Growth, healing of wounds and helps fight infection
Vitamin D: Helps with formation of bones
Vitamin E: Helps with cell structure
Calcium: Bones, teeth and growth
Iron: Healthy blood and muscles. Children will lack energy and feel run down if they lack iron in their diet. Red meat is best source of iron.
Thiamine: Essential to help the body process carbohydrates
Niacin: Helps overall body function, healthy liver
Folic acid: Healthy red blood cells