Jul 13 2011

7 Nutrients Even Healthy Kids Miss

Gina, who blogs over at Feed Our Families, has always fed her two kids a healthy diet — and they eat well, too. That’s why her pediatrician recommended she pass on the multivitamin. But after her youngest was chronically tired and sick, she had his nutrient levels checked. To her surprise he was anemic and deficient in vitamin D.

The moral of the story? Even kids who eat healthy are vulnerable to nutrition deficits. That’s why we are addressing the nutrients children are most likely to be short on — and why. Sometimes supplements are needed but many times tweaks in the diet are all it takes.

In this post we’re looking at the research to determine “nutrients of concern” for kids of all ages. And we have 7 winners (or should I say, losers):

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