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- Vitamins are nutrients required by the body in small amounts, for a variety of essential processes.
- Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so need to be provided in the diet.
- Vitamin D can be made by the body in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight.
- Vitamins are grouped into fat-soluble vitamins and water-soluble vitamins.
- Requirements for vitamins change across life stages.
Fat Soluble Vitamins
Water Soluble Vitamins
- © British Nutrition Foundation 2009