Vitamin D and you

Thursday, 14 December 2017 – Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement
Vitamin D and you

The PDF of this leaflet has been updated following the publication of a review of the evidence on vitamin D and health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN). It highlights the importance of vitamin D supplements for particular groups, including babies, children aged between 1 and 4 years, people whose exposure to sunlight is limited, and those with darker skins (eg those of African, African-Caribbean and South Asian origin). It also outlines new recommendations that all adults and children aged 5 and over should consider taking vitamin D supplements during the autumn and winter months (October to late March/April).

For the CMO's letter on the new advice on vitamin D, go to


Format 6 page A5 leaflet

Target group General public


VitaminD_6ppA5_10_17.pdf2.54 MB