Where has the sun gone? How to get enough vitamin D in the winter months...

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

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