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  • One Third of U.S. Kids Take Vitamin and Mineral Supplements, but It’s the Wrong Third
    The children who take vitamin and mineral supplements tend to be the ones who are already in good health, while those who do not take supplements include the children with the poorest health and the worst eating habits

  • How Food Works - Minerals
    Minerals are elements that our bodies must have in order to create specific molecules needed in the body. Here are some of the more common minerals our bodies need and their typical uses...

  • Iron Check List
    Everything to know about iron in your diet from the Virginia Cooperative.

  • Vitamins and Minerals
    It is estimated that a daily multivitamin is given to 25-50% of children in the United States, although this is generally not necessary for most children with an average diet. Some children that have a poor or restricted diet, liver disease or other chronic medical problems, especially those that lead to fat malabsorption, such as cystic fibrosis, may need vitamin and mineral supplements to prevent deficiencies.

  • What's In Your Food - Minerals
    The minerals we need in our body are those found in rocks, metals, soil and water, though they may be in slightly different forms. While each mineral plays a unique role, collectively they support the body's enzyme systems and keep blood and other body fluids balanced and healthy.

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