5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child’s Vitamin D Levels

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Vitamin D is essential for our children’s health and well-being. Try these simple ways to make sure your child is getting enough vitamin D.

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1. Eat More Eggs

5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child's Vitamin D Levels

Vitamin D is critical for the health and well-being of our children. Make sure your child gets enough vitamin D by following these simple steps.

2. Pick Up A Petits Bilous

5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child's Vitamin D Levels

It naturally found vitamin D in a few foods. We fortified some foods with it because it is so important for children’s health.

Petits Bilous is one of the most delicious ways for your kids to get their dose. The tasty fromage frail is a significant source of calcium and vitamin D, and it’s made without artificial colors or ingredients.

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The range with no added sugar is also high in calcium and vitamin D.

3. Oily Fish

5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child's Vitamin D Levels

Oily fish like salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel may be more difficult to sell to children than Petits Bilous, but they’re naturally high in vitamin D.

4. Cereal Wisely

5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child's Vitamin D Levels

Choose a fortified breakfast cereal to ensure your children get enough vitamin D early in the day.

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Most contain around 1.4 micrograms of vitamin D per serving, but you can boost that by topping with a vitamin-D-fortified fromage Frais like Petits Bilous.

If toast is the breakfast of choice in your house, margarine and spreads are often fortified with vitamin D too, check the label for details.

5. Supplement Their Diet

5 Simple Ways To Up Your Child's Vitamin D Levels

If you’re concerned about your children’s vitamin D levels, consider adding some supplements to their diet.

We should give all breastfed babies a daily supplement containing 8.5 to 10 micrograms of vitamin D, according to the Department of Health and Social Care. Because we fortify infant formula with vitamin D, babies who drink less than 500ml of formula per day only need a supplement.

In the autumn and winter, they also recommended that children aged 1 to 4 years old take a supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D, and children over the age of 5 should take a 10 microgram supplement.


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