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

January 10, 2019

How much vitamin D should you give your children? What are the vitamin D recommendations for children in the United States? 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 in the United States based on their age.

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

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

  1. The National Academy of Medicine. DRIs for Calcium and Vitamin D. November 30, 2010. http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/reports/2010/dietary-reference-intakes-for-calcium-and-vitamin-d.aspx
  2. The American Academy of Pediatrics. Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency. October 18, 2012. http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Kids-and-Vitamin-D-Deficiency.aspx
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