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9 non-dairy options for calcium

Calcium in hand-held form

Enriched pita bread and flour or corn tortillas may be unexpected sources of calcium.

You can use enriched white pita bread and corn or flour tortillas to add calcium to an on-the-go meal or snack. One slice of each of these options contains about 150 mg of calcium and provides you with endless options for easy, portable meals.

References

  1. National Institutes of Health. Calcium.
  2. University of Rochester. Non-dairy sources of calcium.
  3. University of New Hampshire. Non-dairy food sources of calcium.

Comments

  1. Most toddlers and preschoolers do a good job of meeting their calcium needs, but as they get older, especially in the 9-18 year range, calcium intake plummets! It’s good to “train” young children to eat these various calcium foods early on so they will continue to eat them later!

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  2. Great to know about these choices since my kids don’t drink a lot of milk.

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  3. My 4 year old has become extremely picky. However, orange juice is one thing that she will drink. This summer I have been freezing it and making orange popsicles. She loves it!

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