Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play.
Vitamin A Vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night. Foods rich in vitamin A Milk fortified with vitamin A Liver Orange fruits and vegetables Dark green leafy vegetables
Vitamin A This vitamin plays a really big part in eyesight. It's great for night vision, like when you're trick-or-treating on Halloween. Vitamin A helps you see in color, too, from the brightest yellow to the darkest purple. In addition, it helps you grow properly and aids in healthy skin.
Vitamin B Food rich in vitamin B: whole grains, such as wheat and oats fish and seafood poultry and meats eggs dairy products, like milk and yogurt leafy green vegetables beans and peas
B vitamins in leafy green vegetables help your body make protein and energy. They help make energy and set it free when your body needs it Vitamin B
Vitamin C Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cut. Foods rich in vitamin C citrus fruits, like oranges cantaloupe strawberries tomatoes broccoli cabbage kiwi fruit sweet red peppers
Vitamin C This vitamin helps keep body tissues, such as gums. It is also key if you get a cut or wound
Vitamin D Vitamin D in milk helps your bones. This milk fortified with vitamin D Foods rich in vitamin D fish egg yolks liver fortified cereal helps give you strong bones
minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal heartbeat.
Fats are important for a healthy diet Little kids need fats so their brains and nervous system develop correctly.
Types of fats Unsaturated fats Saturated fats Trans fats