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6 smart swaps to boost iron for kids

6 smart swaps to boost iron for kids

Energising iron transports oxygen to the body and brain, and is important for growth and development. Healthy Food Guide helps you iron up your littlie’s diet.

How much is enough?

Iron requirements change as children grow. Here’s the recommended iron intake for kids depending on their age and sex:

AGEBOYS (mg per day)GIRLS (mg per day)
1-3 year olds99
4-8 year olds1010
9-13 year olds88
14-18 year olds1115


Here are six easy ways to add more iron to your littlie’s diet:



Date modified: May 15 2023
First published: May 2023

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