Broadcast on Sunday 1st August, BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme discussed whether in view of the mounting evidence, we should be consuming more Vitamin D. The programme is available on their website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00t66nr.
The programme has contributions from a number of renowned Vitamin D experts including Professor Reinhold Vieth, Professor Sue Lanham-New and Dr. Oliver Gillie. Dr. Ann Prentice, the newly appointed Chair of the UK’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) also contributes and talks about the forthcoming review of Vitamin D that her Committee will be undertaking. The programme challenges the current fortification policy in the UK and elsewhere and suggests that industry is “missing a trick” by not voluntarily fortifying more foods with Vitamin D, especially since they can make health claims if they do.
It comes highly recommended