Calcium Requirements for Kids
Calcium Supplements for Kids
If your kids aren't getting enough calcium in their diet from calcium rich foods, you may need to give them a calcium supplement each day. Learn which calcium supplements and multivitamins can help your kids meet their dietary needs.
Children's Calcium Requirements
Learn how much calcium your kids need to build strong bones and about many of the foods that are good sources of calcium.
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?
Calcium and Food Labels
Reading food labels can also help you find foods that are high in certain vitamins and minerals that your kids need, like calcium and iron.
Calcium Screening Quiz
This screening quiz will help you determine if you need to take calcium supplements. Most people do not get enough calcium in their diets. This quiz will help you know if you need more calcium.
Food Sources of Calcium
Learn about the many foods that contain calcium, including dairy products, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, collards, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, and bok choy or Chinese cabbage, and the many food products, such as breads and orange juice, that are enriched with calcium to make them a significant source of calcium for people whose dairy product consumption is inadequate.
Exercise and Strong Bones
Read more about a study published in the the journal Pediatrics indicates that states that exercise is more important than calcium intake for building bone density in girls and young women.
AAP Calcium Policy Statement
This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides pediatric caregivers advice about the nutritional needs of calcium of infants, children, and adolescents.
Why Milk Matters Now For Children and Teens
Milk Matters is a nationwide campaign dedicated to increasing calcium consumption among America's children and teens.
Review why having a diet with foods that are high in calcium to meet daily requirements is necessary for the development of strong bones.
Non-Dairy Calcium Sources
A listing of non-diary food sources of calcium for kids with milk allergies and lactose intolerance.
AAP Calcium - Calcium and You: Facts for Teens
Easy ways to boost your child's intake of calcium, such as by drinking milk instead of soda, choosing foods with cheese, and eating calcium rich snacks.