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9 non-dairy options for calcium

Make breakfast count

Calcium-fortified cereal is an easy option for breakfast.

Didn’t our parents always say that breakfast was the most important meal of the day? Well, it is definitely a great opportunity to give your child a cup of calcium-fortified cereal, which can contain between 100 and 1000 mg of calcium. Oatmeal is another great option, with one packet delivering between 99 and 110 mg of calcium to your child’s body.

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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