Micronutrient Poster

Vitamin A

Role of Vitamin A

  • Vision
  • Gene transcription
  • Immune function
  • Skin health
  • Bone metabolism

Consequences of low levels of Vitamin A

  • Night blindness
  • Cornea destruction
  • Immune system is impaired
  • Respiratory infection
  • Growth retardation
  • Infections
  • Drying of the skin
  • Scaling and follicular thickening if the skin

Sources of Vitamin A

  • Sweet potato
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Eggs

By Alice D. And Mason E. 5th period