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Vitamin DVVitamin DVitamin DEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of vitamin D in the body.</p><p></p><p>Vitamin D works with <a href="/Article?contentid=1448&language=English">calcium</a> to help maintain healthy bones and teeth. Our bodies make vitamin D using energy from the sun, but lack of sunshine in winter and use of sunscreen in summer mean we also need to get vitamin D from food and supplements. <br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Vitamin D is mostly found in egg yolks, fatty fish and fortified yogurts, cereals, milk, soy and rice drinks.</li> <li>People whose skin is not regularly exposed to the sun need to eat vitamin D-rich foods or take a supplement of 200-400 IU a day.</li></ul>
Vitamine DVVitamine DVitamine DFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez le rôle de la vitamine D dans le corps.</p><p>La vitamine D interagit avec <a href="/Article?contentid=1448&language=French"> le calcium</a> afin de maintenir des dents et des os sains. Notre corps fabrique la vitamine D en utilisant l’énergie du soleil, mais le manque de soleil en hiver ou l’utilisation d’écran solaire entraîne que nous devons assimiler de la vitamine D par nos aliments et des suppléments. </p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-2_illustration_food_D_FR.jpg" alt="Des produits laitiers et substituts contenant la vitamine D" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On retrouve surtout la vitamine D dans le jaune d’œuf, les poissons gras et les yogourts, les céréales, le lait, les boissons de soya et de riz enrichis.</li> <li>Les personnes dont la peau n’est pas exposée de manière régulière au soleil doivent consommer des aliments riches en vitamine ou prendre un supplément de 200 à 400 UI par jour.</li></ul>

 

 

Vitamin D1447.00000000000Vitamin DVitamin DVEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of vitamin D in the body.</p><p></p><p>Vitamin D works with <a href="/Article?contentid=1448&language=English">calcium</a> to help maintain healthy bones and teeth. Our bodies make vitamin D using energy from the sun, but lack of sunshine in winter and use of sunscreen in summer mean we also need to get vitamin D from food and supplements. <br></p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Vitamin D is mostly found in egg yolks, fatty fish and fortified yogurts, cereals, milk, soy and rice drinks.</li> <li>People whose skin is not regularly exposed to the sun need to eat vitamin D-rich foods or take a supplement of 200-400 IU a day.</li></ul><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-2_illustration_food_D.jpg" alt="Milk products and alternatives containing vitamin D" /> </figure> <h2>Supplements</h2><ul><li>Full-term infants who are breastfeeding or who have less than 1000 mL (4 cups) of infant formula need a supplement of 400 IU each day.</li><li>Infants in the Canadian far north need 800 IU a day from October to April.</li><li>People whose skin is not exposed to the sun, for example if they work indoors, wear long robes or head coverings or live in northern Canada, need to carefully choose vitamin D-rich foods or take a supplement of 200-400 IU a day.</li><li>Ask your child's doctor about a supplement if your child has any digestive system concerns or other conditions that cause them to absorb lower amounts of vitamin D from food. </li></ul><p> <a target="_blank" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_micronutrients_pdf.pdf">Print-Friendly Version</a><br></p>Vitamin DFalse

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