Iron deficiency is a problem for kids, especially toddlers who are picky eaters and drink too much milk and not enough iron rich foods.
In general, your child should eat at least two or more iron-rich foods every day. Knowing which foods actually have iron in them can be confusing for parents though.
Here is a list of Iron Rich Foods for Kids:
- lean red meats, including beef, pork, lamb
- seafood, such as oysters, clams, tuna, salmon, and shrimp, etc.
- beans, including kidney, lima, navy, black, pinto, soy beans, and lentils
- iron fortified whole grains, including cereals, breads, rice, and pasta
- greens, including collard greens, kale, mustard greens, spinach, and turnip greens
- vegetables, including broccoli, swiss chard, asparagus, parsley, watercress, brussel sprouts
- chicken and turkey
- blackstrap molasses
- egg yolks
- dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, dates and apricots
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