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Top 10 Dairy-Free Calcium-Rich Foods for Your Child

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Depending on their age, children between 1 and 18 need anywhere from 700 to 1300 mg of calcium per day. But studies show the majority of kids don’t get enough calcium on a daily basis, and it’s even worse for those with lactose intolerance, as dairy is not an option for them. If you’re struggling to get your lactose intolerant …

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How Much Calcium Children Need

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Everybody probably thinks they know what calcium is, but as a refresher, calcium is a mineral found in many foods. Why does calcium matter? That’s easy—our bodies need calcium to not only maintain strong bones, but also to carry out other important functions. Almost ALL calcium is stored in bones and teeth, where it supports their structure and hardness. Suffice …

Calcium for the Picky Eater’s Diet—A Parenting Sneak Attack

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Calcium is an essential nutrient for people at any age, but it’s especially important for children. I will confess to having kids who don’t drink milk, rarely eat yogurt, and eat cheese sporadically. While dairy products aren’t the sole source of calcium, it’s hard to get the recommended daily amount of calcium into your kids by way of food alone. …