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Are Irish Kids getting enough vitamins and minerals in their diets?

According to the National Children Food Survey (IUNA 2005), 88% of Irish children aged 5-12 years  do not achieve the recommended intakes of Vitamin D. 10% are not getting enough vitamin C, 1 in 5 boys and 1 in 3 girls have poor intakes of the B vitamin folic acid.
 
When it comes to minerals, 13% of boys and 34% of girls are not getting enough iron. 28% of boys and 37% of girls do not meet recommended intakes for calcium.
 
Did you know?
In addition to being a source of 6 B vitamins and iron, Kellogg has now added vitamin D to its children’s cereals to help improve vitamin D intakes amongst Irish children. Some cereals also have added calcium. Including a bowl of fortified cereal with milk each morning as part of the breakfast meal is one of the easiest ways to get closer to achieving recommended daily nutrient requirements, in particular for vitamins and minerals.
 
Did you know that you can achieve 25% of your recommended daily allowance for 7 essential vitamins including of Vitamin D by consuming a bowl of Kellogg’s Kids and family cereals.  

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A high percentage of Irish children are not getting their daily requirement of vitamins and minerals?
Foods on this shelf are the best energy providers for your child's body, so the more active your child is the more he will need.
 
There are many nutrients found in whole-grains which are essential for your child’s health.
Check out these simple steps you can take to make sure that your child gets enough calcium.
Dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are some of the best sources of calcium, but it can also be found in less expected sources.
There is a difference between iron that is found in animal sources and plant sources of iron.
Getting a child to eat breakfast isn’t always as simple as you’d think. There are ways to make it easier though.
Zinc is an important mineral, that is essential to proper digestion and metabolism.
Making sure that your child gets the right kind of milk for his or her age group increases the health benefits, and reduces the likelihood of any health problems associated with milk.
Knowing what you should keep in your house, in terms of healthy food, can make preparing meals a lot easier.

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