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Spread the D word – 2 page do-it-yourself guide for UK Nurses – July 2015

A do-it-yourself drive to spread the D word

Elaine Cole reports on a nurse-led campaign that is raising awareness of vitamin D deficiency

Elaine Cole
Nursing Standard. 29, 46, 18-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.46.18.s21,

A community nursing team in Surrey led by Pauline Bigwood was recognised in the 2015 Nursing Standard Nurse Awards for an innovative campaign to increase vitamin D awareness among parents and clinicians. The aim of the campaign is to improve child health by implementing Department of Health recommendations for vitamin D supplementation.

Publisher both rents and sells the 2 page PDF

Unfortunately recommends 5X to 10X less vitamin D than others

RecommendsMost other groups recommend
Pregnancy400 IU 3,000 – 8,000 IU
Infants < 6 months 0?
Similar to WHO
400 IU
Infants (> 6 months) 320 IU1600 IU
or get little sunshine
400 IU 4,000 IU

Totally fails to mention increased need for vitamin D if darker skin, obese, etc, etc.

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