An older adult patient is diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. What would be an appropriate recommendation by the nurse?

Answer Explanation: Skin exposed to ultraviolet light can convert substances necessary for synthesizing vitamin D (cholecalciferol). It is estimated that most people need five to thirty minutes of sun exposure twice a week in order for this synthesis to occur. Multivitamins may not resolve a specific vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is unrelated to meat and vegetable intake.

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