What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for toddlers to teens in Canada?

January 3, 2019

How much vitamin D should you give your children? What are the vitamin D recommendations for children in Canada? We get asked these questions a lot!

Is my child considered a ‘toddler to teen’?

Prior to their first birthday, your child is considered an infant. After that, they fall into our category of toddlers to teens. Your teen is considered an adult by different health authorities at different ages and by differing growth markers. We categorize adults as those who are 18 years of age and older.

How much vitamin D should I give my toddler, child, or teen?

Every child is different, and we cannot recommend dosing specific to your child’s needs. We can, however, provide you with the recommended vitamin D dosing for your child from many groups here in Canada based on their age.

Looking for vitamin D recommendations for infants , adults, or pregnant women in Canada?

Interested in the guidelines for the UK or US? Click here.

  1. Vitamin D and Calcium: Updated Dietary Reference Intakes. November 30, 2010. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/vitamin/vita-d-eng.php
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