Well Fed Means Less Lead

Childhood Infancy Nutrition Education

WIC State-Developed Resource

Good nutrition is one way to protect children from lead.  From the start, breast milk provides the best nutrition and many health benefits for babies.  For children and adults, three key nutrients can play a role in protecting the body from the harmful effects of lead: calcium, iron, and vitamin C.  These nutrients help the body absorb less lead and are part of a healthy diet.