Vitamins and Supplements
Alternatives to Vitamins for Picky Eaters
Vitamins may be good nutrition insurance for kids, but what do you do when your picky eater won't even take a vitamin?
Before You Buy Children's Vitamins
What to know before you buy vitamins for your children. Important vitamins and minerals include iron, calcium, fluoride, and Vitamin A, C and D.
Review the issue of how complete multivitamins can actually be incomplete and may not provide your kids with all of the vitamins and minerals they might need, including calcium.
Gummy Vitamins - Gummy Bear Vitamins for Kids
Parents often give their kids gummy vitamins because they are the only type of vitamins that their kids will take. Learn more about gummy vitamins and other supplements available as gummies, including those that include omega-3 fatty acids, extra vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, and even fiber.
Vitamins for Kids - Beyond Children's Multivitamins
All kids need vitamins and minerals to be healthy and grow normally. Most don't need vitamin supplements, though. Review which kids need vitamins and the many supplements available beyond children's multivitamins, including fish oil, antioxidants, probiotics, and fiber.
Vitamin D is a very important vitamin that helps children develop strong bones and protects adults from developing osteoporosis (weak bones that break easily). Learn about vitamin D requirements, which foods have vitamin D, and the consequences of not getting enough vitamin D (rickets).
Review foods that are good sources of Vitamin C to make sure that your kids are getting enough of this important vitamin and don't get scurvy.
Vitamin E - Sources of Vitamin E
Although parents don't think about it much, vitamin E is an important vitamin that kids need. Learn how to make sure your kids are getting enough vitamin E from the foods they are eating, including nuts, vegetable oils, leafy greens, and fortified cereal.
Do you give your children a daily vitamin?
Fish Oil - Fish Oil Supplements for Kids
All kids need vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to be healthy and grow normally. If you kids don't eat fish, they could need another source of omega-3 fatty acids, including other foods supplemented with fish oil, a multivitamin with DHA and EPA, or other fish oil supplements.
Probiotics are often recommended for kids with diarrhea and are thought by some to have beneficial effects for kids. Should you give your kids a probiotic supplement?
Vitamin D Supplements for Kids
Vitamin D is now again being recommended for infants who are exclusively breastfed or who aren't drinking enough infant formula or milk.
Calcium Supplements for Kids
If your kids aren't getting enough calcium in their diet from calcium rich foods, you may need to give them a calcium supplement each day. Learn which calcium supplements and multivitamins can help your kids meet their dietary needs.
Vitamins and Minerals
Reading food labels can also help you find foods that are high in certain vitamins and minerals that your kids need, like calcium and iron.
Toddlers, Iron, and Vitamins
Learn about good sources or iron for your toddler, including an iron fortified toddler formula, other foods that have a lot of iron, and vitamins with iron.
Iron Rich Foods
Review this list of iron rich foods so that you can give your kids at least two or three foods that have a lot of iron in them each day and avoid iron deficiency anemia.
Calcium Rich Foods
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Vitamins - ADAM Health Encyclopedia
Vitamin are a group of substances essential for normal metabolism, growth and development, and regulation of cell function. Learn about each vitamin and their functions, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folate, etc.
Food Sources of Vitamins - ADAM Health Encyclopedia
Review the food sources for the 13 vitamins essential for bodily functions: Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate).