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FROM PROTECTING THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM
TO BOOSTING BRAIN DEVELOPMENT,
VITAMINS HAVE BECOME A PART OF MANY
CHILDREN'S DAILY ROUTINE - BUT ARE
SUCH SUPPLEMENTS REALLY BENEFICIAL?
very parent wants their children
to grow up strong and healthy,
which is why many find it
stressful when their child
stubbornly refuses to eat certain food
groups, usually fruit and vegetables,
which are rich in vitamins.
If you have a picky child who turns up
their nose at the sight of a carrot or plum,
it is natural to be concerned about them
Given the time constraints on many
working parents, it is not always possible
to deliver a healthy home-cooked meal,
which raises another problem when it
comes to ensuring your child has all the
vitamins they need.
Mum-of-four Katie Tyler has been giving her children vitamins
on a daily basis for the past few years - and this is one of the
reasons, she believes, her brood has remained healthy.
'My kids range in age from seven to 17 and having a vitamin is
so normal to them, it is part of their morning routine before they go to school,'
explains Katie. 'I work full-time so am often conscious my kids may not be
having fresh meals every day as they usually pick up fast food after school. So by
giving them vitamins, in some ways, it overrides my guilt.
'It may be a lucky coincidence but I'm so grateful they never seem to catch
viruses and I'm pretty sure the vitamins help keep them healthy.'
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