Iron rich foods are very important for good health of children. Iron is essential for our body to make the protein called hemoglobin which helps red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to other parts of your body. Iron is also the part of myoglobin that helps muscle cells to store oxygen. Iron is useful for our body for creating ATP, which is considered as fuel of the body that enables us to run. Iron deficiency causes weakness, mental decline, and paleness, as your body strives for oxygen. In short, if we consider our body as a vehicle, iron is fuel that runs a vehicle that is our body. Reducing iron level can be harmful for your health. It is very essential for infant, toddler and pregnant woman to take iron rich food. Iron deficiency in pregnant woman can cause birth defects in the child.