Calcium Intake Found Too Low in Children and Adolescents
- 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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