5 ways to know if your child needs multivitamins

Picky eaters

When a child suddenly gives up an entire food group, it may be time to consider supplementing those missing nutrients.

If your child is a picky eater who adamantly refuses to eat anything in an entire food group, you may want to consider adding a multivitamin. In cases like these, first try to supplement the nutrients that your child is missing with food substitutes. For example, if your child vehemently refuses all dairy, look for other sources of calcium, vitamin D, protein and so on. If that doesn’t work, a supplement may be a good idea.

Reviewed by Dr. Sara Connolly, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. Vitamin Supplements.
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics. Vitamin Supplements and Children.

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