The health experts at our web panel advice the following to get extra attention from the parents:
Good: Vitamin D.
You get vitamin D from all kinds of food, such as fatty fish, meat and eggs. In addition, your skin also absorbs vitamin D from sunlight. This micronutrient helps the body absorb calcium from food. And calcium helps in the growth of strong bones and teeth.
But young children are not absorbing enough of this. That is why it is recommended to also give vitamin D daily via droplets or tablets (10 micrograms) later until they are four years old. A vitamin D deficiency can lead to the rare bone disease Rickets, also known as the English disease, in children.