What it is
Iron is an essential nutrient for healthy oxygen transport and storage and for healthy energy production. Iron also helps support poor appetite, fussy eating, during times of growth spurts and when recovering from illness.
Infants aged 0-6 months: 0.2 mg/day
Infants aged 7-12 months: 11 mg/day
Children aged 1-3: 9 mg/day
Children aged 4-8: 10 mg/day
Boys aged 9-13: 8 mg/day
Boys aged 14-18: 11 mg/day
Girls aged 9-13: 8 mg/day
Girls aged 14-18: 15 mg/day
red meat, chicken, duck, pork, turkey, fish, spinach, broccoli, silverbeet, grains, nuts and seeds, lentils and beans.