Is your child having enough Iron?

Iron is crucial for your child’s growing body and mind! It plays a major role in:

Strengthening the immune system
Iron deficiency predisposes your child to infections, especially colds and pneumonia.

Distributing oxygen in the body
Iron helps red blood cells carry oxygenom the lungs to the body’s cells and tissues, thus keeping the body energized.

Contributing to mental performance
Iron-deficiency anemia will affect your child’s performance at school and cause him to lag behind his peers in mental and physical activities.

Maintaining energy and vitality
Iron plays an important role in maintaining the energy and vitality of your child, as iron deficiency can cause tiredness and weakness.

It is therefore crucial that your child’s diet provide him with the adequate amount of Iron. Find out if your child is getting the recommended amount from his diet using the below calculator.

What is your child’s iron intake on a typical day?

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Your child is
currently having

200mg

out of a required
10 mg of Iron a day

Your child actual needs are 800 mg per day which means they meeting their requirements for the bone-building nutrient Calcium. Let they keep it up, in order to attain they peak bone mass and build strong bones and maintain healthy teeth now and in the future.To maintain an adequate intake, make sure they having they 2 glasses of fortified milk (like Nestle NIDO® Fortified) + either 1 cup of yogurt or 2 slices of cheese or 2 Tablespoons of labneh everyday.

For healthy bones, your child also needs vitamin D which promotes the absorption of Calcium and its deposition in bones and teeth making them stronger and healthier! She can get Vitamin D through casual exposure to sunlight for around 15 minutes 3 times per week or by drinking vitamin-D fortified milk, like Nestle NIDO® Fortified. In addition, exercising every day, such as playing actively, walking, jogging, jumping, dancing and playing ball games, has been shown to strengthen your child's bones by enhancing calcium deposition.

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*The results of this iron calculator is an estimate and not an exact measure of your iron intake.