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Calcium Calculator


3 easy steps to calculate the Calcium and Vitamin D intake from your diet
 
1.) Please enter your age to begin  
2.)  
In each food group, choose the type of food you eat and select the option that estimates how much you consume of that food
 
Food Group Type of Food Calcium Vitamin D Calories How Often?       
Dairy        
Dairy II        
Fish        
Legumes        
Vegetables        
Nuts        
Fruits        
Grains        
Cereals        
Other        
        3.)   When you are finished, click "Calculate"
    Average Daily Calcium Intake from meals (mg)  
    Average Daily Vitamin D Intake from meals (IU)  
    Total Calories from Calcium  
    Target Daily Calcium for the specified age (mg)  
    Target Daily Vitamin D for the specified age (IU)  

 
Calculate with selected options
 
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Daily Needs (source: Osteoporosis Society of Canada)
Age Calcium Vitamin D
Children 1 - 3 500 mg 200 IU
Children 4 - 8 800 mg 200 IU
Adolescents 9 to 18 1300 mg 400 - 800 IU
Adults** 19 to 50 1000 mg 400 - 1000 IU
Adults 50+ 1200 mg 800 - 2000 IU

 

 

 

 


* Recommendations for individuals without osteoporosis or conditions affecting absorption
** Includes pregnant/lactating women 18+