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9 non-dairy options for calcium

Some fruits do the trick

Figs and oranges are two fruits that can add calcium to your child’s diet.

Many children already enjoy the sweetness of fruits like oranges and figs, so these are great options for adding about 100 mg of calcium to your child’s diet. You can use these fruits as healthy options for snacks or even to replace more sugary desserts.

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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