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Are vegetarian diets OK for children?

Being vegetarian means different things to different people. Plant foods are the foundation of a vegetarian diet. Plant foods include bread and grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes (such as dried beans and lentils), nuts and seeds. A healthy vegetarian diet includes...

A little bit (more) sunshine

It’s winter and it’s cold and raining. Our children are out in the sun much less than in the warmer months. Levels of vitamin D go down in winter becuase the ultra violet radiation from the sun is weaker. Vitamin D forms in the skin when it is exposed to...

The Sunshine Vitamin

At this time of the year, our vitamin D levels are likely to be at their lowest. We produce vitamin D from direct UV sunlight on our skin. Most of us have been rugged up for the winter, not getting as much sun exposure as in the warmer months. Studies have shown that...