Status: Baseline only
Increase the consumption of vitamin D by persons aged 2 years and over
Baseline: 15.8 micrograms (µg) of vitamin D from food and dietary supplements was the mean total daily intake by persons aged 2 years and over in 2013-16 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 19.0 micrograms (µg)
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which is important for healthy bones. People who get enough vitamin D and calcium may also have a lower risk for osteoporosis. But many people in the United States don’t get enough vitamin D. Eating foods with added vitamin D and taking supplements can help people get enough vitamin D. Encouraging people to use the Nutrition Facts label can also help them track their consumption of vitamin D.
Topic: Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Workgroup: Nutrition and Weight Status Workgroup