Toddler food & recipes Toddler & Preschool Easy ways to boost your child's immunity Make sure your toddler stays fit and healthy by turbo charging their diet. 1 of Ad break Easy ways to boost your child's immunityVitamin C is a really important nutrient in your little ones armoury against coughs, colds and infections. It also helps the body absorb iron from food, and its vital for healthy tissue, bones and teeth. Plus, it helps heal any cuts and grazes quickly. All in all, its a real VIP a Very Important Protector! Children aged between 1 and 3 years old require about 30mg of vitamin C a day. Good sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits berries, blackcurrants, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C can be destroyed in cooking, so serve vegetables raw or cook only lightly. It also diminishes over time- thats why frozen vegetables may contain higher levels than fresh fruit thats been sitting around for days. Kiwi FruitSoft and sweet, these little green fruits are perfect for pureeing, or serving as bite-sized pieces. One fruit 35mg of Vitamin C, and they are gentle on sensitive tummies, too. StrawberriesPacked with 77mg of vitamin C per 100g, a handful (three) will contain 28mg. Serve alone or with banana and yogurt and blend for a delicious smoothie. BroccoliGently steamed broccoli is a good source of vitamin C a tablespoon contains 18mg. Puree with sweet potato for a super healthy meal. Continue slideshow > Cherry tomatoesThese contain 5mg each and are great for a quick and easy pasta sauce. SatsumasGreat for lunch boxes or as snacks on the go, one small Satsuma contains 19 mg of vitamin C. Red PepperContaining 140mg per 100g or 14mg per 10g slice- peppers are sweet enough not to taste like a vegetable, but pack the nutritional punch of one. Use to top pizza fingers or add to pasta sauces. By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 21 May 2008 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Mum filmed and shamed for toddler's 'demonic' tantrum on plane Kate Middleton's almost-8-month bump revealed at the BAFTAs ‘Belly facials’ – the new sheet mask skincare trend for your baby bump Woman with PCOS discovers she's pregnant - with quads!