What Kids Are Missing?

What Kids Are Missing?
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Studies done by the health department show that Filipino schoolchildren are deficient in eight (8) vital nutrients.

  • Vitamin A helps eyesight, repairs body cells and tissues, protects against infection
    Found in: Eggs, green and yellow vegetables, dairy products, liver.
  • Vitamin C heals wounds, helps resist infection.
    Found in: Citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, green vegetables.
  • Vitamin B1 helps produce energy, maintains appetite and nerve function, promotes growth
    Found in: Enriched grains and cereals, pork, dried beans, seafood.
  • Vitamin B2 is needed for food metabolism, healthy blood cells and mucous membranes
    Found in: Milk products, green leafy vegetables, enriched grains, beef.
  • Iron helps produce healthy red blood cells.
    Found in: Meat, fish, poultry, beans, grains, green leafy vegetables.
  • Folic Acid promotes healthy blood cells, protein metabolism and growth.
    Found in: Green leafy vegetables, dried beans, poultry, fortified cereals, oranges, nuts.
  • Calcium supports bones, teeth, muscle tissue; regulates heartbeat, muscle action, nerve function.
    Found in: Milk products, calcium-fortified orange juice and soy milk, salmon with bones, green leafy vegetables.
  • Iodine is needed by the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism.
    Found in: Seafood, iodized salt.

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