NZ Vitamin D and Sun Exposure Consensus Statement

This consensus statement published in March 2012 by the Ministry of Health provides advice for the general population excluding pregnancy and infancy. The information provided applies to the general population and is not designed to replace specific advice to individuals given by a medical practitioner.

Advice on sun exposure for pregnant women and infants, together with identification of those at high risk of vitamin D deficiency and recommendations for vitamin D supplementation, can be found in the The Companion Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in Pregnancy and Infancy in New Zealand. The companion document should be read in conjunction with the above Consensus Statement on Vitamin D and Sun Exposure in the General Population.