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How Much Vitamin D You Need at Every Age, Say Dietitians

You know vitamin D is an important nutrient . But did you know there's a good chance you and your family aren't getting enough of it? According to recent research , more than 90% of American adults are deficient in vitamin D. The same holds true for about half of the infant population and 61% of U.S. children and adolescents . This is a major miss for our collective health because the nutrient brings a lot to the table. "Vitamin D is most commonly known for keeping bones and teeth strong, but it does so much more," Dawn Jackson Blatner , RDN, CSSD, the author of The Superfood Swap tells Eat This, Not That!  "It also helps the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses, supports healthy blood sugar metabolism, and may even help with mood regulation." RELATED:  Diet Habits Wrecking Your Immune System, Say Dietitians So, how much vitamin D do you need each day? (Spoiler: It depends on your age! ) And how can you make sure you and your family are getting