Your children need lots of essential vitamins and minerals for growth and development. They include vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K and minerals like calcium, iron, iodine and zinc. Regardless of your child’s eating habits, a multivitamin is a tried and true way to make sure they’re getting enough of the essential vitamins and minerals they need every day.
Further, given the reality of time-crunched parents, those well-rounded, home-cooked meals are not always possible. That is why paediatricians may recommend a daily multivitamin or mineral supplement, particularly for children who are not eating well balanced meals, who have chronic medical conditions, who are on a vegetarian or vegan diet or who drink too much carbonated sodas.