Rickets due to malnutrition is rare in Denmark. The Danish Board of Health recommend that: pregnant women are treated with a daily dose of vitamin D daily (10 micrograms); emigrants with coloured skin have their vitamin D level assessed during pregnancy; all children receive a daily dose of vitamin D (10 micrograms) until two years old. Despite of these recommendations two cases of severe nutritional rickets among children of emigrants were discovered upon hospital admission. The symptoms were heterogeneous: delayed walking skills and convulsions. We conclude that nutritional rickets is a tricky diagnosis, but is preventable.