(WTNH) -- Are You At Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency?
stops by to discuss why Vitamin D is so unique vitamin and the benefits of it as well as the consequences of low levels of vitamin D. Most adults who live in the northeast need to take a vitamin D supplement from October through April. If you practice sensible sun exposure during the warmer months (May through September) your body is able to make vitamin D (3 – 4 times per week: 15 minutes of sun exposure from March through October on uncovered arms and legs without sunscreen), you can stop taking vitamin D supplements during those months of the year. Many Americans do not receive adequate amounts of vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin.
Katie Jeffrey is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She holds an M.S. in Nutritional Sciences and is a Certified Dietitian in Connecticut and is licensed in Rhode Island.
Through FitNutrition’s consulting rooms in Old Lyme and Stonington, CT, Katie works with clients of all ages and fitness levels to identify and then achieve the food and lifestyle choices that match their unique health, wellness and athletic goals. She also delivers motivational, hands-on and scientifically–based presentations on performance nutrition and a variety of health topics.
Katie is honored to be the sports dietitian for Providence College athletes in Providence, Rhode Island, a columnist for a number of local magazines and news outlets as well as a regular contributor to the CT Style Show.
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Katie Jeffrey, MS, RD, CSSD