The importance of getting enough Zinc

Zinc is a trace element that is essential for normal growth and development of children. In addition to supporting brain function, Zinc plays a critical role in the health of your child's immune system and can help prevent illness. Zinc helps your child's body heal from injuries as well. Your child needs plenty of zinc to support the growth and development of his reproductive system. The mineral also helps support the senses of smell, taste and sight.

Did you know?
Zinc also affects your child’s behavior, his learning abilities as well as his mood.

How much Zinc does my child need?
If your child is between 4 and 8 years of age, he needs 5 mg of Zinc every day.
If your child is between 9 and 12 years of age, he needs 8 mg of Zinc every day.

 

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

What is your child’s Zinc 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 their 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! Child 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.