Cod-liver oil

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Cod-liver oil

There is an ‘r’ in the month once again and, until 1970, this meant that all children in the Netherlands were encouraged to take cod-liver oil. Why? All will be revealed in this presentation. The message was that oil from the liver of the cod and haddock was good for children’s growth, their skin and eyes, their immune system and their bones and teeth. That is because the oil contains vitamins A and D, amongst others. A daily dose of cod-liver oil had been recommended since around 1850. In the Netherlands, in places such as Leeuwarden, an industry developed around the processing of raw Norwegian cod-liver oil, which was packaged for sale as medicinal cod-liver oil.  As vitamins A and D are now produced synthetically by the chemical industry, Dutch children are no longer made to take cod-liver oil.

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Cod-liver oil

Activiteit datum

Van 07-12-2017 t/m 21-01-2018
10:00 - 17:00 uur

Aantal personen
N/a
Leeftijd
All ages