So what foods offer Vitamin D?
Unfortunately, there is a small number of foods that offer this important vitamin naturally.
For example, fatty fish (salmon or tuna), dairy like cheese and yoghurt, beef liver, soy, etc. Unfortunately not every child will be excited about having beef liver or fish as their meal, so parents end up supplementing with vitamins to bridge that nutritional gap.
Another way of getting Vitamin D is sun exposure of 10 to 20 minutes per day. However, it isn't the best idea for kids living in New Zealand due to a very harsh sun which can burn your skin within these 20 minutes. And of course, your body won't make vitamin D if you're wearing sunscreen. Another concern is the risk of skin cancer, so parents should be aware of this and protect their kids' precious skin.
That is why so many parents choose to include Vitamin D supplement in their kids' diet. It is so important, but not so easy to get naturally. Choose natural vitamins like Childlife Essentials with no processed ingredients to help support your kids’ during their growth and development.