From lake trips to weekend BBQs, there are plenty of opportunities to spend family time enjoying the sunshine together. Plus, growing children need plenty of vitamin D to help their bodies absorb calcium. But it’s important to know that it doesn’t take much time outside to get the adequate vitamin D we need and too much time in the sun has dangerous effects. Repeated, unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin damage, eye damage, immune system suppression, and skin cancer. Setting your child up for healthy sun habits now ensures they stay safe for life!