Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
15.7 micrograms (µg) (2013-16) *

Target:
18.8 µg 1  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
15.7 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 2  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the consumption of vitamin D by persons aged 2 years and over

Target-Setting Method
Percent improvement

Summary

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.



1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.

2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.