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Is the Vitamin C jelly safe for children under 3 years old?

Yes, the vitamins used to fortify the Nutrition Boost Jelly are below the Upper Level of Intake (UL) for children under 3 years. To reach above the UL for some of the vitamins in the Jelly, a child between 1-3 years of age would have to consume 5 full serves of the jelly in one day. Therefore, a child under 3 years of age consuming the jelly should not have any adverse effects due to the level of vitamins contained in the jelly.  However, there is some concern in the wider community that jelly can pose a choking hazard for very young children which is why we recommend this is consumed by children over the age of 3.   

Please note there are a different set of recommended dietary values for children aged 1-3 as set by the Food Standards Code. The Recommended Daily Intakes on the Nutrition Information Panel displayed on the Jelly are not accurate for this age group as the intended age group for this supplement is children over the age of 3.  

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