Wellness - Nutrition | 5-12 yrs

10 Essential Nutrients For Five-year-olds

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Is your five-year-old getting enough calcium? Or iron and potassium, for that matter. Nutrients are essential for the healthy growth and development of every child.

A five-year-old child requires every nutrient that will contribute to her overall health to be included in her diet. Take vitamin D for example – It promotes strong bone growth. Although we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight, there are certain foods that can provide your child with the required dose of vitamin D. Want to know more about these nutrients? Go through this ClipBook.

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Iron

Iron is a mineral that babies and children need for good health and development. To be healthy, growing children need a constant supply of iron, otherwise, their iron stores become low. Iron deficiency can occur in babies and children if they have...

Calcium

Calcium is crucial for good health and development. Calcium is a must-have nutrient in kids’ diets because it’s a key building block for strong, healthy bones and teeth. Helping your children get into the habit of eating calcium-rich foods decreas...

Magnesium

Magnesium supports the immune function of children and helps in the proper working of nerves and muscles. Children who receive the optimum amount of magnesium from their diet are more prone to enjoying a good night’s sleep. It is essential to incl...

Potassium

Potassium is an essential mineral for every child. It is needed to maintain the body fluid volume, balancing electrolyte, cell function, transmission of nerve impulses, building up muscle tissue and lastly metabolism of carbohydrate and protein. I...

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is crucial for children's good health and development. Vitamin A is one of these all-important vitamins, as it plays a critical role in vision and bone growth, as well as protecting the body from infections. Vitamin A promotes the health...

Vitamin C

Getting an adequate amount of vitamin C is crucial for children’s development. It is used in a multitude of functions throughout the body, including the growth of tissues, healing of wounds and protection against the common cold! The best sources ...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps bones grow, develop properly and stay strong. Children get most of their vitamin D from sunlight as well as a small amount of some foods. Vitamin D can be found in foods but doesn't occur naturally in many. The best natural sources...

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most important nutrients needed by our body. It plays an important role in the growth and development of children. Rich in antioxidants, it helps to protect our cells from damage. Read on to find out how much vitamin E your...

Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral and one of the most important nutrients for rapidly growing bodies. Zinc helps in the normal functioning of the immune system and other processes in the body. It is also vital for the growth and development of the brai...

Essential Fatty Acids

Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. Young kids, in particular, need enough of them in their diet to help the brain and nervous system develop normally. Read on to find out which essential fatty acids your child nee...

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