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Vitamins for children

Vitamins for children

Did you know Vitamin D is needed to keep bones and muscles healthy.

A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities in children such as rickets.

Where to go for more information

The NHS has information on vitamins for children.

The NHS vitamin D website contains further information on the government advise on vitamin D.

The government advise that everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplement during autumn and winter.

Some people such as children aged 1-4 years and all babies (unless they are having more than 500 mls of infant formula a day) should take a vitamin D supplement throughout the year.

What support is available in York

You may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk and vitamins through The national healthy start scheme website.

Your health visitor will supply you with one months supply of healthy start vitamins (if appropriate for your baby) at your birth visit and can support you to sign up to the healthy start scheme if you are eligible.

Contact York Healthy Child Service. Service Hours are Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm. Contact us by: