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If I give my children a pretty balanced diet, are there any particular vitamins they won't get enough of?
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In brief: D...
...Tends to be the vitamin most often deficient in a normal diet.
It's just too difficult to eat enough fish or drink enough milk for adequate levels of d to be maintained.

In brief: D...
...Tends to be the vitamin most often deficient in a normal diet.
It's just too difficult to eat enough fish or drink enough milk for adequate levels of d to be maintained.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
In brief: Probably not
Well balanced diets generally give your children the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow at a healthy rate.
However, vegan and vegetarian diets may be missing some of the essential vitamins (such as B12 in a vegan diet). If your child is very picky and doesn't eat a well balanced diet a multivitamin is a good idea.

In brief: Probably not
Well balanced diets generally give your children the essential vitamins and minerals they need to grow at a healthy rate.
However, vegan and vegetarian diets may be missing some of the essential vitamins (such as B12 in a vegan diet). If your child is very picky and doesn't eat a well balanced diet a multivitamin is a good idea.
Dr. Laura Webb
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