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The nutrients needed by children are just the same as the nutrients by adults. The difference is that nutrition for children is based on their age, gender and activity level. A greater number of calories are needed for more active children. Boys and older children require more than girls and younger children. Consult a nutritionist or physician for the caloric requirements of sick children or those who have a medical condition.
Essential nutrient requirements
Protein: Supports growth and development.
Carbohydrates: Provides the body with energy and serves as a fuel source for the brain and nervous system.
Calcium: Used to build strong bones and teeth.
Sources: Milk and dairy foods, canned salmon or sardines with bones, broccoli, tofu, oysters.
Iron: Important in making hemoglobin and myoglobin.
Fluoride: Responsible for healthy tooth development and cavity prevention.
Iodine: Helps in thyroid function.
Zinc: Improves memory and school performance.
Magnesium: Same with calcium; it is used for the healthy bone growth of children.
Potassium: Used for proper functioning of many body systems.
Vitamin A (Beta-carotene): Important in vision and bone growth.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine): For glucose metabolism and responsible in nerve, muscle and heart function.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Maintains energy supply of the body and protects from free radicals.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Used for proper functioning of fats and sugars in the body.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Used for proper growth and development of the brain, nerves and skin in the body.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): Maintains the health of nerve cells and nervous system and is also needed for the synthesis of red blood cells.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid): Serves as an immune system booster and helps the body absorb iron from food Sources.
Vitamin D: Responsible for absorbing calcium into the body and is used for bone formation, growth, and repair.
Vitamin E: Used to fight free radicals and maintain healthy skin.
Vitamin K: Responsible in blood clotting.
|RiteMED Vitamin B-Complex|
RiteMED Phils., Inc.
Westfield Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Dyna Drug Corporation
Dyna Drug Corporation
|Winthrop Sodium Ascorbate|
GlaxoSmithKline Philippines, Inc.
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
|Cenovis Fish Oil Omega 3 Cap|
Metro Pharma Phils., Inc.
|Polynerv-E W/ Lecithin|
S.V. More Pharma Corp.
EuroHealthCare Exponent, Inc.
|Pharex Vitamin B-Complex|
|Nutri 10 Plus / Nutri 10 OB|
Wert Philippines, Inc.