Vitamin C is important for keeping your body working and developing properly. It's essential for the development of healthy bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels. Vitamin C also strengthens the immune system, helps the body absorb iron and calcium, helps healing of skin and keeps your brain working properly.
Zinc deficiency is not uncommon. Zinc helps to maintain a healthy immune system as well as encourage skin healing. Recent studies showed that children using zinc supplements had a better mental performance than their counterparts.
Children should get enough calcium in their early and teenage years because their bones grow so rapidly in length, width and shape in such a short time. It is estimated that more than 50% of girls and boys fail to get their recommended daily amounts of calcium.