Are you interested in your child’s vitamin D health? Would you and your child want to take part in exciting research?
We are investigating the vitamin D status in school children. The most recent National Dietary and Nutrition Survey suggests that up to 40% of northern UK populations may be vitamin D deficient at the end of the winter months, however, there is no data for school-aged children in Northern Ireland. We hope this study may help fill that gap!
Healthy children aged 4-11 years old attending school.
We would ask participants to come to the Human Intervention Studies Unit (HISU) on Ulster University Coleraine campus for one 1.5-hour visit where we will take a few measurements including:
If you are interested, we would also invite you and your child to take part in a 12-week intervention, which would only involve your child taking a supplement every day for 12 weeks, and then another 1-hour visit.
Your child would have their vitamin D levels assessed, you would also have access to a registered dietitian and further vitamin D and healthy eating advice.
Chief Investigator: Dr Pamela Magee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Study has been ethically approved Ulster University Research Ethics Committee.
This project is in collaboration with Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, Scotland).
Approved by Professor Carol Curran OBE PhD
Executive Dean of Life and Health Sciences
Register your interest by 30th Apr 2020.