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Vitamin supplements for children: advice to nurses

Vitamin supplements for children: advice to nurses

Children’s health

Sarah Jean-Marie
BSc(Hons) PGDip
Senior Dietitian
Sure Start
Stamford Hill

Early nutrition is important for optimum growth and development; good weaning practices introduce a wide range of foods that help to prevent nutrition deficiencies, such as rickets and iron-deficiency anaemia. Establishing a healthy diet early on can help to reduce the risk of dental decay, childhood obesity and, in the long term, chronic adult diseases such as coronary heart disease.

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