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11 Essential Nutrients Every Child Needs!

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As parents, we often worry about whether or not our kids are getting all the essential vitamins and nutrients they need to stay healthy and active. Eating a well balanced diet is definitely part of warding off illness, staying focused, and having the energy necessary to, well, be kids.

The following 11 nutrients are vital for each and every child…

1. Vitamin C

We already know that vitamin C protects little bodies from sneezes and sniffles. Sure,  C vitamin fights off germs like a pro, but it also fights infection and speeds up the healing time for boo-boos that kids are so prone to. So be sure to serve your child more than a daily glass of orange juice. Ensure a diet high in fruits and veggies like strawberries, tomatoes, sweet red peppers, cantaloupe, and mango.

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