Calcium is a necessary building block for strong and healthy bones. Yet the majority of children fail to get the recommended amount of milligrams of calcium per day. It is not surprising since many kids prefer soda over milk. But parents must insist that at every age, from infancy to adolescence, calcium is something kids simply can’t afford to skip.Many people know that calcium is important but do not know what calcium does for our bodies. During childhood, our body uses calcium to build strong bones. This process is fairly complete by the time we are teenagers. Calcium also plays an important role in muscle contraction, transmitting messages through the nerves and the release of hormones. Watch video in link below
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A major roadblock to enough calcium in a child’s diet is that some children do not like milk. Or many children are allergic to dairy products. But you can find other sources of calcium. Some examples of calcium-rich foods are calcium-fortified orange juice, soy products and bread. Other examples of food that have a lot of calcium are collard greens, white beans, almonds, bok choy, cooked rhubarb, red beans, cooked broccoli, cooked kale, cooked, okra, cooked beet greens, oranges, English muffin, pancakes, some ready to eat cereals, taco salad, cheese pizza, sardines with bones and canned salmon with bones.