Nutrient Intake Calculator – Vitamin D

Nutrient Intake Calculator – Vitamin D

This nutrient intake calculator will help to estimate dietary intake of vitamin D and whether your regular daily diet can meet recommended dietary reference intakes (DRIs).

 

Functions and importance of vitamin D

  • Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that supports the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, helping to maintain bone growth as well as the balance of serum calcium level1
  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established the role of vitamin D and contribution to normal bone and tooth development, as well as functioning of the immune system, in children aged 3 years and above and the general population2-5
  • Long-term vitamin D deficiency may cause rickets in infants and children, while low serum calcium level may lead to convulsion6
  • Suboptimal vitamin D levels in pregnant women have been associated with an increased risk of preterm birth and gestational diabetes, as well as worse cognition in the child7-10

 

Dietary intake of vitamin D

Examples of key food sources containing vitamin D have been listed below11. Please input the approximate number of portions consumed for each item in a week, and a daily average intake will be calculated at the end to compare against DRIs.

It can be difficult to obtain adequate vitamin D from food sources only as only a few foods contain vitamin D naturally, check the additional tips below on how to optimize vitamin D status6.

Please input the number of portions consumed in a week
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Food item (Cooked)
Cod liver oil
(1 tablespoon)
Vitamin D content per portion 34.0 mcg
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Total:
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Salmon
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz)
Vitamin D content per portion 14.2 mcg
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Total:
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Cow’s milk (low fat, vitamin D fortified)
(1 cup / 240 mL)
Vitamin D content per portion 2.9 mcg
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Total:
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Soy, almond or oat milk (vitamin D fortified)
(1 cup / 240 mL)
Vitamin D content per portion 3.1 mcg
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Total:
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Sardines (canned and drained)
(2 pieces)
Vitamin D content per portion 1.2 mcg
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Total:
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Egg (with yolk, scarmbled)
(Large)
Vitamin D content per portion 1.1 mcg
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Total:
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Tuna (canned and drained)
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz)
Vitamin D content per portion 1.0 mcg
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Total:
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Beef liver
(Palm size / 85 g / 3 oz)
Vitamin D content per portion 1.0 mcg
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Total:
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Estimated weekly total Vitamin D intake (mcg/week)
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Estimated average daily Vitamin D intake (mcg/day)
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