What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for toddlers to teens in the US?
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 here in the US based on their age.
Interested in the guidelines for the UK or Canada? Click here.
- 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
- 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
- The Endocrine Society. Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. July 2011. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/96/7/1911/2833671