Vitamin D campaign
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that helps build healthy, strong bones.
But children’s doctors are warning that a quarter of children are affected by a vitamin D deficiency.
Research suggests that low levels of vitamin D is resulting in in higher numbers of diabetes, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis and rickets – a bone disease uncommon in the UK since the 19th century.
A Medicines for Children’s partner, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has started a campaign to tackle this issue.