Why everyone should be talking about vitamin D

Why everyone should be talking about vitamin D

Perhaps I've been living under a vitamin D shaped rock for the last few years, but I can honestly say that until I met Juliet's friend Jo O'Reilly (a fully qualified NHS Dietitian) a couple of weeks ago, I had received zero information on the importance of vitamin D supplements in early years. When I found out from Jo that the government has advised parents to provide children under the age of 5 with vitamin D drops or supplements, I must admit I was pretty surprised that I'd missed this information! Juliet and I figured that if I didn't know, then lots of other mums out there don't either... not everyone is lucky enough to have a dietitian friend who can point them in the direction of the supplement aisle! We asked Jo to contribute a post for us on why vitamin D is so important, not just in early years but through adult life too...