Nearly two-thirds of parents do not give their children any vitamin supplements, new research reveals.
This is despite recommendations for those aged between six months and five years old to take vitamins A, C and D.
Only 30 per cent of parents have ever been advised about supplements by a healthcare professional, a study found.
As well as being unaware of Government guidance about the importance of supplementing youngsters’ diets, many parents also believe eating healthily is sufficient.
Experts think parents struggle to keep up with regularly-updated health guidelines.