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Tackling vitamin D deficiency in children and at-risk families

Lewis, Lisa


Lisa Lewis
Occasional Associate Lecturer - HAS HSS


This article considers the reasons for, and the consequences of, vitamin D deficiency, which affects large numbers of young children. Despite extensive media coverage there appears to be a lack of awareness of the risks among parents and, in some cases, among health professionals. A strategy was developed in one city in the south west of England to counter continued poor uptake of vitamin supplements available through the Healthy Start scheme. The article concludes that pockets of good practice must be extended urgently to address the preventable effects of vitamin D deficiency.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2014
Journal Primary Health Care
Print ISSN 0264-5033
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 24
Issue 4
Pages 20-24
APA6 Citation Lewis, L. (2014). Tackling vitamin D deficiency in children and at-risk families. Primary Health Care, 24(4), 20-24.
Keywords children, diet, deficiency, healthy start, vitamin D
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