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What are good sources of iron for my child?

Iron can be found in a variety of foods and from a range of different sources including red meat, fortified cereals and green vegetables.
Here are some of the best sources:
  • 30g of fortified, ready-to-eat cereal: 12 mg
  • 100g raw tofu: 2.22 mg
  • (The iron content of tofu varies by type; check the label.)
  • 30g boiled lentils: 2 mg
  • 50g kidney beans: 1 mg
  • 30g braised lean beef: 1 mg
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread: 0.9 mg
  • 30g raisins: 0.7 mg
The amount of iron contained in food will vary, depending on the brand of the product or the cut of the meat. Note that for very young children, raisins pose a choking hazard; other foods like beans should be mashed or cut into small pieces.Your child may eat more or less than the amounts of food shown, given their age and appetite. 

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