Did you know vitamin C can help with the absorption of iron?

Good sources of vitamin C include citrus, capsicum, berries, and tomatoes.

Whilst some sources of iron include – red meat, chicken, duck, fish, lentils and legumes, iron fortified cereal such as weetbix and most baby cereals

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficit in pregnant women and toddlers, so if you are on the low side try pairing a iron food with a vitamin C food to maximise absorption.

Also talk to your doctor about the right treatment for you – most people just need a supplement, and there are liquid supplements available for kids. Whilst others with more severe cases of iron deficiency anaemia may need to have iron injections, or iron infusions or even a blood transfusion.