Boost for vitamin D fortified milk

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The US National Dairy Council recommends boosting vitamin D intake for children after a new clinical report from the American Academy of Paediatrics.

The report, presented at the academy’s national conference, said that 400 IU of vitamin D per day can be safely given to children to prevent or treat rickets and may provide extra health benefits.

Children one year of age and older should consume vitamin D from vitamin D fortified milk and other fortified foods and take a supplement if needed under the guidance of a paediatrician, according to the AAP report.

Frank Greer, chairman of the APP committee on nutrition said: “Research shows that increasing vitamin D intake can provide life-long health benefits, yet data indicate that most children are not getting enough​.”

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