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5th annual Vitamin D Day set to take place Saturday, November 2nd

For the fifth year in a row, this November 2nd is Vitamin D Day.

The day is dedicated to spreading awareness on vitamin D, vitamin D deficiency and making sure you and your loved ones are getting enough vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is a world problem. Please join us in recognizing this day and spreading awareness on the issue.

Many people in the 21st century don’t get enough vitamin D. Scientists and doctors agree that at least one-third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some think even more of the world is not getting enough.

Why are so many people deficient, you might ask? It’s simple really. We get vitamin D from sun exposure. And now, more than ever, the world’s population lives an indoor lifestyle, avoiding the sun daily.

In the winter it’s even harder to get the vitamin D your body needs. The sun shifts its focus to the southern hemisphere, and much of the population in the northern hemisphere can no longer get the vitamin D they need from the sun, making it important to seek other sources.

InspireHealth, a health center in Vancover, Canada, established Vitamin D Day November 2nd in Canada in 2009. Prior to 2009, Vitamin D Society recognized November as Vitamin D Awareness Month for several years.

This grassroots public health movement inspired Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni to introduce Bill C-388, An Act to establish National Vitamin D Day on November 2nd in Canada.

Expanding these outreach efforts in attempt to make Vitamin D Day a global movement, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, two United States nonprofit organizations, along with Health Research Forum of the United Kingdom, agreed to also promote Vitamin D Day annually on November 2nd.

Are you an organization interested in partnering or taking a pledge to spread awareness this year’s Vitamin D Day? Email info@vitamindday.net or use the contact form on the home page.