Vitamin & mineral guide (kids)

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This guide will first list the name of the vitamin or mineral, then what each one does, followed by what foods they are in.

VITAMIN A and CAROTENE -Helps normal vision, strengthens immunity, Protects cells from damage (beta carotene). Dairy products, liver, eggs, green leafy vegetables, orange fruits and vegetables. THIAMIN (VITAMIN B1) -Helps get energy from foods, help build muscles from protein in foods. Whole grain cereal, pork, legumes, fortified grain products. RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2) -Helps get energy from foods, helps build muscles from protein in foods. Dairy products, meat, poultry, fish. NIACIN (VITAMIN B3) -Helps get energy from foods, helps build muscles from protein in foods. Meat, fortified grain products.

VITAMIN B6 -Helps get energy from foods, helps build muscles from protein in foods. Chicken, fish, pork, soybeans, oats. VITAMIN B12 ~Helps get energy from foods, helps build muscles from protein in foods. Meat, poultry, fish, dairy products. BIOTIN -Assists the body in making glucose. Liver, eggs, cereal. VITAMIN C -Helps fight infections, essential for skin health and healing. Citrus fruits, fortified juice, green leafy vegetables, potatoes. CALCIUM -A key mineral in bone development and formation. Dairy products, tofu made with calcium, green leafy vegetables. VITAMIN D -Necessary for bone building. Dairy products, exposure to sunlight. VITAMIN E -Protects cells from damage. Vegetable oils, margarine, nuts, green leafy vegetables. FLUORIDE -Helps form strong teeth and fights cavities.

Fluoridated water, toothpaste. FOLATE -Involved with growth of tissues and muscles. Liver, green leafy vegetables, dried beans (legumes). IRON -Carries oxygen in the blood. Meat, poultry, eggs, fortified cereal. VITAMIN K -Required for blood clotting. Green leafy vegetables, dairy products. PANTOTHENIC ACID -Helps get energy from foods, helps build muscles from protein in foods. Meat, poultry, fish, whole grain cereal, legumes. ZINC -Is required for proper growth. Meat, seafood, liver, eggs. *From an article in the Spring/Summer 1993 issue of Healthy Kids by the AAP* -Posted for you by Michelle Bruce Submitted By MICHELLE BRUCE On 02-09-95

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