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About Vitamin D and your Child's Development

Vitamin D is needed for normal growth and development of bones in children, and also contributes to the normal functioning of their immune system.

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The UK government recommends that children have 10µg of vitamin D a day. Children can get vitamin D  from sun exposure, intake of foods naturally rich in vitamin D, fortified foods or vitamin tablets/drops. Only very few foods are naturally good sources of vitamin D and during the winter months the sun is too weak to help building vitamin D.

350 ml Big milk provide 77% of the recommended UK government vitamin D daily intake