If you are not ready to take the Nutrition Facts Quiz, learn more about child nutrition first by reading some of the articles about milk, calcium, and reading food labels below:
Review some of the benefits of drinking milk, which is a good source of calcium and Vitamin D.
Quiz: Milk Quiz
Do your kids drink enough milk? If they don't, they may not be getting enough calcium and Vitamin D. Take our Milk Quiz to see if you know as much about milk as you should to help make sure your kids are getting enough of the right kinds of milk each day.
Calcium Rich Foods
Understanding which foods are high in calcium can help you make sure that you are encouraging your kids to get enough calcium in their diet by choosing calcium rich foods, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Proper nutrition in childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to your children's overall well being and help them to grow up to their full potential and a healthy life.
Question: Toddler Milk and Calcium Requirements
My 14 month old has a milk intolerance. He has been on a soy formula, because he has diarrhea every time that we tried to give him a cow's milk based formula. He also had diarrhea when we recently tried to introduce regular cow's milk. Does he really need to drink milk?
Reading Food Labels
Learn how to read food labels so that you can choose foods that will provide your family with a nutritious and balanced diet.
Learn how to plan your child's nutrition with the new food guide pyramid, including how many grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products (milk), and meat they should be eating each day.
Drinking too much fruit juice can contribute to obesity, the development of cavities (dental caries), diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems, such as excessive gas, bloating and abdominal pain. Learn about the AAP recommendations on juice consumption for infants and children.
Milk and dairy products are great sources of protein and calcium. Many people don't get enough calcium in their diets. Find out if you get enough calcium in your diet. Don't want to drink milk? There are other sources of calcium too.