Essential vitamins and minerals

It is vital for your baby or toddler to get all the vitamins (s)he needs for healthy development.

It is essential that your baby or toddler gets all the vitamins he needs for healthy development:

Vitamin A

Carrot

Vitamin A promotes overall growth, gives healthy skin, good eyesight (especially night vision) and prevents infections.

Oily fish, liver, and eggs is rich on vitamin A.
Carrotenes , found in orange, red and dark green vegetables are converted to vitamin A in the body.


Vitamin B

Oats

Vitamin B boosts the nervous system and is needed to convert food into energy.

It is contained in yeast extract, milk produce, fish eggs, meat, cereals, nuts, seeds and vegetables.


Vitamin C

Broccoli

Vitamin C protects cells from damage and helps wounds heal and absorbs iron.

It is contained in citrus fruits,tomatoes, broccoli, spinach, peppers, blackcurrants.


Vitamin D

Eggs

Vitamin D is needed for the absorption of calcium.

It is contained in sunlight, oily fish, eggs, fortified margarines and spreads.


Vitamin E

Avocado

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells structures in all parts of the body, found in avocado, vegetable oils, fish, eggs, walnuts nuts, and seeds.


Calcium

Cheese

Calcium is vital for strong, healthy bones and teeth.
It is contained in milk, cheese and yoghurt , tinned fish with edible bones (like salmon, pilchards and sardines).


Iron

Iron is vital for healthy blood. Because red meat is the best source, it is even more important for non meat eaters to consume plenty of vitamin C to aid iron absorption.
It is contained in red meat, liver, oily fish, ready-to-eat dried apricots, other dried fruits, pulses, leafy green vegetables, fortified breakfast cereal.