Immune-Boosting Nutrients

Check out your child's requirements for these five vitamins and minerals, which are essential to maintaining a healthy immune system.

  • Vitamin A: 300 micrograms (mcg) for ages 1 to 3; 400 mcg for ages 4 to 8
  • Vitamin C: 15 milligrams (mg) for ages 1 to 3, 25 mg for ages 4 to 8
  • Vitamin E: 6 mg for ages 1 to 3, 7 mg for ages 4 to 8
  • Iron: 7 mg for ages 1 to 3, 10 mg for ages 4 to 8
  • Zinc: 3 mg for ages 1 to 3, 5 mg for ages 4 to 8

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