Vitamin D helps regulate minerals in our body which keep our muscles and bones healthy.
Too little vitamin D can lead to bone deformities.
Our skin makes vitamin D from March to September.
Between October and March, make sure you get enough by:
Eating oily fish, red meat, liver, egg yolks and fortified foods (spreads and breakfast cereals but not cow's milk) regularly
Considering taking a vitamin D supplement
Don't have too much vitamin D as it can be harmful
We need 10mcg/day for children from the age of one through to adulthood
Babies up until one year need 8.5-10mcg/day
For more information on supplementation in children click here