Kids are lacking in Vitamin D, need to ski more

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 26, 2009 11:02 am

A new study has emerged from the American Academy of Pediatrics stating that, in general, children do not have enough Vitamin D in their bodies. A lack of sufficient D can cause some serious health problems, like Diabetes. Yikes.

So how can kids get more of this essential Vitamin? Well, besides consuming more in their diets, they need more sun! Obviously we’re gonna say that means they need more skiing! Even when there’s cloud cover up on the mountain, you’re at a higher altitude, so those UV rays stream right in. Please, please put ample amounts of sunscreen on your tots, but also let them use that sun to get their Vitamin D up. Don’t take it from me, I’m not a Doctor. Take it from CNN…

So hit the outdoors and enjoy the majesty of the mountains! (Yes, I know it’s a Monday morning thank you.)