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QOD: What are the best sources of vitamin C for my child?

Vitamin C helps with wound healing, skin integrity, and acts as an antioxidant in the body.

Babies aged birth to 6 months need 40 milligrams per day; infants aged 7-12 months need 50 mg per day; toddlers aged 1-3 years need 15 mg per day; and children aged 4-8 years need 25 mg per day.

Good sources of vitamin C are: red pepper, orange juice, orange, vegetable juice, kiwi, ready-to-eat cereals, green pepper, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, papaya, honeydew, pineapple, mango, cantaloupe, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, tangerine, potato, tomato, peach, and spinach.

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