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NUTRIENT GUIDELINES

NUTRIENT GUIDELINES

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93% of kids are not meeting their recommended vegetable intake. Without enough vegetables, kids may not be getting all of the nutrients they need.

These links include information regarding calcium and Vitamin D daily requirements for children.

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GUIDELINES

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently updated their recommended daily calcium and Vitamin D intake.

Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D, November 2010.

Children 1-3 years old should get 700 mg of calcium and 600 IU of Vitamin D per day.

Children 4-8 years old should get 1000 mg of calcium and 600 IU of Vitamin D per day.

Children 9-13 years old should get 1300 mg of calcium and 600 IU of Vitamin D per day.

AAP Guidlines on Vitamin D:

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines on Vitamin D, November 2008.

References: National Cancer Institute. Usual dietary intakes: food intakes, US population, 2007–10. Available at http://appliedresearch.cancer.gov/diet/usualintakes/pop/2007-10.Accessed: August 20, 2015