Staying well during winter

Vitamin D

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Vitamin D helps keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. People who don’t have enough vitamin D are more likely to fall or break bones.

A good source of vitamin D is sunlight. It is also found in some foods. However it can be hard to get enough vitamin D so doctors recommend taking vitamin D supplements (tablets) to keep healthy.

Free vitamin D supplements for over 65s

Newham residents aged 65 or over are eligible for free vitamin D supplements to help you stay healthy.

To find out how you can get your free vitamin D supplements, visit www.newham.gov.uk/vitamind

Free vitamin D supplements for pregnant women, new mothers and young children

All pregnant women, new mothers and children under the age of 4 years can access free vitamins including the recommended amount of vitamin D in Newham.

Healthy Start vitamins are free regardless of families income or immigration status and has been funded by Public Health Newham. 

Find out how you can get your free vitamin D supplements