Another Parliament Member Wants to See Canada Recognize Vitamin D Day
Posted by, Vitamin D Day on 26 Nov, 2012
This past February, Dr James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Alberni, introduced a new Bill, C-388, An Act to establish National Vitamin D Day in Canada every November 2nd.
Now, Garry Breitkreuz, Yorkton-Melville MP, has announced his full support of the bill and believes the issue is critical.
“Abundant research indicates that elevating Vitamin D levels through supplements would not only make us a healthier country, it would make us a richer one,” said Breitkreuz. “The Journal of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2010, estimates elevating blood levels of Vitamin D3 to a safe level would save $14.4 billion in health care costs per year in Canada.”
Breitkreuz says public awareness is critical.
“The purpose of Bill C-388 is not to legislate the mandatory taking of vitamins,” he said. “Declaring each November 2 as National Vitamin D Day (though not a holiday) will build on what some cities across Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s have already done by designating the same day as such. A National impetus would encourage more Canadian communities to promote this low cost vital vitamin—for all our good health.”