The Importance of Vitamin D for Little Ones
by: Kerry Jones, MPH, RDN, LDN - Nutrition Consultant for Tiny Sprouts Foods
Vitamin D is sometimes referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” for the body’s unique ability to trigger production of this fat-soluble vitamin in response to sunlight exposure. Not only is Vitamin D unique in its production, but it also makes frequent news appearances due to claims of its levels in the body being tied to various disease states. So what really is vitamin D and how can you ensure your kids and yourself are getting enough of it?
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About the Author
Kerry Jones, MPH, RDN, LDN is a pediatric & maternal registered dietitian, nutrition consultant for Tiny Sprouts Foods, and owner of Milestones Pediatric & Maternal Nutrition. Her goal is to help transition women into motherhood and then continue to support them and their children as they grow. Learn more about nutrition for your family at www.milestonesnutrition.com.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is based on the experience of the author and science-based research. It is not intended to replace medical advice or diagnosis from a physician or other medical provider. This blog is not intended as a substitute for a consultation with a physician or other healthcare provider. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any suggestions discussed in this blog. It is important to talk to your doctor or your child’s pediatrician prior to starting any new medications or supplements.
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