Vitamin D Deficiency in Children: Could Seafood be the Answer?


Vitamin D deficiency is a very real problem among children, a problem that is on the rise. Vitamin D is essential for so much, from building strong bones to preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer. Additional benefits of Vitamin D include:

  1. Healthy cell activity
  2. Protection against osteoporosis
  3. Overall reduction of the inflammatory response

So you can see why Vitamin D deficiency is such a big problem, especially in children. Luckily, while most of us get our Vitamin D naturally from sunlight, it also naturally occurs in certain foods, including fish!

Vitamin D Rich Foods


Other Food

  • Tuna
  • Trout
  • Salmon
  • Sardines
  • Herring
  • Catfish
  • Halibut
  • Mackerel
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Eggs
  • Fortified Cereals
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Shiitake & Button Mushrooms
  • Orange Juice
  • Yogurt

A 3.5-ounce fillet of cooked salmon contains 360 International Units (IUs) of vitamin D, 90% of a full day’s adequate intake (AI) for anyone under age 70. The same amount of mackerel has 345 IUs and 1.75 ounces of sardines contain 250 IUs.

Make sure your son or daughter is getting plenty of Vitamin D. Head to your local seafood restaurant today to dine on the freshest fish around.

Catonsville Gourmet: Fresh Fish & other Seafood in the Baltimore Area

Catonsville Gourmet is the perfect destination for fresh seafood in the Baltimore, Maryland area! From crabmeat to shrimp to today’s freshest catch, come to Catonsville Gourmet to see the quality and variety we stock and serve daily.

Having a Super Bowl Party?

Catonsville Gourmet can help here too! Let us provide you with impeccably fresh oysters, crabmeat, shrimp, lobsters or platters to make your Super Bowl party a success.

If you have any questions, please contact Catonsville Gourmet by calling 410-788-0005 or visit today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.

Location: 829 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD. 21228


  1. Vitamin D Deficiency WebMD
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