The Role of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for the body to absorb calcium effectively, which is important for bone health and muscle function. One serve of Kid Essentials®* contains 46% of your child’s daily vitamin D requirements1.

Why vitamin D is important

  1. Boosts immunity
  2. Helps absorption of calcium for strong teeth and bones
  3. Maintains healthy muscle function

How can I increase my child’s vitamin D intake?

Try adding these vitamin D containing foods to your diet:

  • beef
  • liver
  • eggs
  • oily fish

With only limited dietary sources of vitamin D available, meeting vitamin D through food alone is extremely difficult 2.

Help your children meet their vitamin D and calcium daily requirements by topping up with a serving of Kid Essentials®*.

* A serving of Kid Essentials® is measured as 55g plus 210ml of water


  1. National Health and Medical Research Council. 2014. Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, Vitamin D. Accessed on 26.11.19 from
  2. Department of Health. Your Health: a report on the health of Victorians 2012. Accessed on 26.11.19 from


KID ESSENTIALS® is a food for special medical purposes and is specifically formulated for medical conditions where nutritional needs cannot be met through diet modification alone. Must be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.