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Remember to sign up for your free vitamins

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NCC11 Tue 27-Aug-13 13:58:51

Kirklees now provide FREE Healthy Start vitamins for pregnant women, new mums with babies up to 12 months and all children aged between 6 months and 4 years. Speak with your doctor, midwife or health visitor. Alternatively call Yorkshire Children?s Centre on 01484 415465 or email vitamins@yccuk.org.uk for a list of referral centres in your area.

So why are vitamins important? Figures from health sources show that up to a quarter of the population has low levels of vitamin D in their blood and the majority of pregnant women do not take vitamin D supplements. Vitamin D is important as it helps our bodies absorb calcium which in turn keeps bones and teeth healthy. Young children and babies who don?t get enough vitamin D can get softened bones and in severe cases this can lead to bone problems such as rickets.

Pass it on - remember the vitamins are free so please tell all your friends and family about the scheme.

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