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between one month and 12 years,
which help towards reaching
the daily recommended amount
of vitamin D. Haliborange
products are available as
liquids - ideal for giving to babies
- softies and chewies to support all
the family's needs.
Haliborange can be a useful way for
children, especially fussy eaters, to top
up their vitamin D levels.
O F O M E G A - 3, M A N Y
KIDS JUST AREN'T
10mcg vitamin D supplement just during
the autumn and winter months.
Babies under 12 months should have
a daily 8.5mcg to 10mcg vitamin D
supplement, while children who have
more than 500ml of infant formula milk
per day do not need additional vitamin
D, as formula is already fortiﬁed.
However, the latest UK National Diet
and Nutrition Survey shows those aged
four to 10 only consume 19% of the
recommended amount of vitamin D
from their diet. And a ﬁfth of children
aged 11 to 18 have low vitamin D status
- this ﬁgure increases to 40% in winter.
Vitamin D is found in oily ﬁsh, such as
mackerel, salmon, sardines or tuna
- not traditional child favourites.
'Taking supplements containing cod
liver oil and ﬁsh oil can be a useful way
for children to get additional vitamin D,'
says Shona. This is where Haliborange
comes in - its food supplements include
a range of offerings for children aged
As well as daily doses of vitamin D,
the government recommends that all
children eat one 140g portion of oily ﬁsh
every week to help meet their essential
levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Unfortunately, the National Diet and
Nutrition Survey shows that children
consume only 20% of this amount.
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential
nutrients present in every cell of the
body. There are three main types: EPA,
DHA and ALA. DHA contributes to
normal brain function and vision, while
EPA and DHA support heart function.
The beneﬁcial effects for brain and
vision are obtained with a daily intake
of 250mg DHA while beneﬁcial effects
for the heart are obtained with a
250mg EPA and DHA daily intake.
Essential nutrients are required
for normal body function but
the body cannot produce
sufﬁcient amounts - so it is
important to consume them
as part of a balanced diet.
Top sources of omega-3
EPA and DHA are the same
oily ﬁsh that are packed full of vitamin
D - mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna
- while ﬂaxseed is a source of omega-3
ALA. Supplements containing cod
liver oil and ﬁsh oil are a good source
of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help
children who struggle to eat a balanced
diet to achieve the recommended
Haliborange is the UK's number one
kids' vitamins brand and can be a useful
way for children, especially fussy eaters,
to top up their essential nutrient levels.
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