By Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD, Updated May 05, 2020

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and a strong immune system, but it’s hard to know if your child is getting sufficient amounts. “Nearly 90 percent of all Americans are vitamin D deficient,” says Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH FACOG, Director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health+Hospitals/LINCOLN. “Absorbing enough vitamin D has always been challenging for most people who prioritize skin protection over sun exposure, but now with stay-at-home orders, getting vitamin D from the sun is very challenging.” 

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