FOCUS ON VITAMIN DA Checklist to Assess Adequacy of Vitamin D IntakeDrummond, James E. PhD; Kraft, Diane MS, RDN, LDNAuthor Information Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia (Dr Drummond); and Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania (Ms Kraft). Correspondence: James E. Drummond, PhD, Mercer University School of Medicine, 1507 Mercer University Dr, Macon, GA 31207 (Drummond_J@mercer.edu). The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Melisa Rivera, Lisa Meinhart, Julia Dunst, Liza Calleung, Lisa Venkler and the students of Fall 2016 Biology 216. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: July/September 2020 - Volume 35 - Issue 3 - p 191-199 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000213 Buy Metrics Abstract Few foods are natural sources of vitamin D in the American diet. A Vitamin D Checklist (VDC) containing 11 food groupings that represent the major sources of the vitamin was developed to estimate vitamin D intake adequacy. Undergraduate students (N = 82, 25 males and 57 females) completed a 3-day food record (FR) and analyzed them with the USDA Supertracker nutrition analysis program, which generated their daily average vitamin D intake as a % of their vitamin D RDA (%D-RDA). Subjects also completed a VDC for the same 3-day FR period. FR %D-RDA correlated with higher VDC recall of consuming either milk (P ≤ .001), vitamin D–fortified cereal (P ≤ .001), or American cheese (P = .02). The greater the number of VDC food groupings consumed, the higher the estimated FR %D-RDA. We concluded that the VDC may have applications for use as a tool for a quick assessment of vitamin D intake in patient settings. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.