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Are there any particular vitamins I should give to my 8yo boy?
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
In brief: Multivitamin
A well rounded eater with plenty of veggies and fruits in their diet, will not really even need vitamins.
However, vitamins in normal dosing will not cause problems either. Therefore, a regular children's multi-vitamin is a decent option for all children regardless of dietary status and a good option for the pickiest eaters. It just may not be necessary for healthy eaters.

In brief: Multivitamin
A well rounded eater with plenty of veggies and fruits in their diet, will not really even need vitamins.
However, vitamins in normal dosing will not cause problems either. Therefore, a regular children's multi-vitamin is a decent option for all children regardless of dietary status and a good option for the pickiest eaters. It just may not be necessary for healthy eaters.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: The best is...
A well balanced and healthy diet.
If your child happens to be a picky eater and refuses certain food groups (such as vegetables) a multivitamin would be helpful. But the best way to get great nutrition is through eating all the colors of the rainbow and eating a variety of foods. Focus on making healthy eating habits at a young age and your child will thank you for their good health later!

In brief: The best is...
A well balanced and healthy diet.
If your child happens to be a picky eater and refuses certain food groups (such as vegetables) a multivitamin would be helpful. But the best way to get great nutrition is through eating all the colors of the rainbow and eating a variety of foods. Focus on making healthy eating habits at a young age and your child will thank you for their good health later!
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Dr. Laura Webb
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