This may seem obvious but nutritional status reflects nutrient intakes. That is the message from a new research study. Choosing nutrient dense foods, those having more vitamins and minerals per serving or per 100 calories, or using dietary supplements is associated with better vitamin status. Eating enriched or fortified foods reduces the risk of inadequate nutrient intake among children and adolescents. In fact, the same can be said for everyone over 2y of age; dietary supplementation helps fill the nutrient gap left by diet.
So what is novel about this study? Vitamin D is exceptional in that we are not exclusively diet dependent. Skin makes vitamin D when exposed to sunlight.Read More »