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Calcium Intake Found Too Low in Children and Adolescents

Vital Information:

  • Children and adolescents do not consume enough calcium, which is available from milk, fortified juices, dairy products, white beans, broccoli, sardines, and sweet potatoes.
  • Children should consume 800 mg of calcium each day, and preteens and adolescents should consume 1,200 to 1,500 mg per day.
  • Calcium is important for bone health, preventing osteoporosis later in life, and possibly regulating blood pressure.

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