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Table 5 Calcium and vitamin D dietary reference intakes by life stage IOM 2011

From: Nutritional management and follow up of infants and children with food allergy: Italian Society of Pediatric Nutrition/Italian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Task Force Position Statement

  Calcium Vitamin D
Life stage group RDA** (mg/day) UL* (mg/day) RDA (mg/day) UL (IU/day)
(age and gender)     
1–3 yr (M + F) 700 2500 600 2500
4–8 yr (M + F) 1000 2500 600 3000
9–13 yr (M + F) 1300 3000 600 4000
14–18 yr (M + F) 1300 3000 600 4000
Infants     
0–6 months (M + F) 200 1000 400 1000
6–12 months (M + F) 260 1500 400 1500
  1. M, Male; F, female.
  2. *UL indicates level above which there is risk of adverse events. The UL is not intended as a target intake (no consistent evidence of greater benefit at intake levels above RDA).
  3. **RDA: Recommended Dietary Allowances; intake that covers needs of ≥97.5% of population.