Alarming news today about the four fold increase in rickets in children due to vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is a hormone that is made from the action of sunlight on the skin and helps the body to metabolise calcium and build healthy bones.

It is not surprising that many children are lacking in this important nutrient – many families are not able to afford holidays abroad and we have had two poor summers in a row.

What can you do about it?

The NHS says “All babies and young children aged 6 months to 5 years should take a daily supplement containing vitamin D in the form of vitamin drops, to help them meet the requirement set for this age group of 7.0-8.5 micrograms of vitamin D a day”.

There are many Vitamin D supplements you can buy for children. Ask in your local health food shop or chemist

If your staff would benefit from a series of seminars on children’s health please contact Emily Fawell DipION on 07967 639347 or

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