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Vitamin D - Scientific Recommendations for 5 to 65 Year Olds Living in Ireland

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

This report will inform the Department of Health’s national guidelines on how to achieve optimal vitamin D nutrition in people aged 5–65 years.

The publication marks the first time that vitamin D nutrition has been examined in terms of how people aged 5–65 years can achieve optimal intakes for long term health. In addition to food sources, vitamin D supplements are recommended for everyone, in particular teenagers, pregnant women and people of dark-skinned ethnicity who are at highest risk of vitamin D deficiency. The report complements three previous FSAI reports which focussed on vitamin D nutrition for infants (first year of life), young children (aged 1-5 years) and older adults (aged 65 and older).