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Why do we need iron?

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Why Iron Matters

Iron is a mineral that is essential for both child development and overall health. It is primarily needed to help supply the body with oxygen, but also helps to do so much more. Refer to this downloadable info sheet for:

  • Fast facts on iron
  • A list of iron-rich foods
  • A breakdown on recommended servings of iron through life's ages and stages
  • Three creditable recipes


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