5 Essential Nutrients Your Toddler May Not Be Getting Enough Of

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The minute we become moms, our focus turns outward and we spend every waking hour thinking about our babies and how to keep them healthy and happy all the days of their lives. And then they turn into toddlers and start to have opinions about what they will and won’t eat, which can make it tricky to ensure that they’re eating a balanced diet!

Wondering what makes a balanced diet? Here are six essential nutrients your toddler may not be getting enough of:

  1. Calcium: Milk is a great source of calcium, but so are baked beans, canned salmon, yogurt and cheese. Some juices, cereals and other products are now calcium-fortified.
  2. Fiber: Whole-grain breads and cereals, apples, oranges and green peas all are good sources of fiber.
  3. Potassium: Raisins, bananas, baked potatoes and orange juice are some good sources of potassium.
  4. Iron: Nuts, beef, lamb, spinach and beans are all high in iron.
  5. Vitamin D: Canned tuna, egg yolks, and cheese contain vitamin D, as do certain fortified food products.

A balanced diet is the best way to assure your little one is getting the essential nutrients she needs. And by supplementing with Go & Grow by Similac™ you can be confident that you’re doing all you can to keep your toddler happy and healthy!

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