Recommended Calcium Intake Levels

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Ed Bruske over at The Slow Cook wrote an interesting article summarizing the potential effects that a recent IOM Report on Calcium and Vitamin D intake might have on dairy beverages served in schools. Basically, the majority of our population seems to already be consuming adequate amounts of Calcium. This finding negates campaigns that endorse supplying Calcium to kids by any means possible – often in the form of chocolate milk.  Will schools relent on their staunch refusal to give up flavored milk ? We’ll have to wait and see…

In the meantime, you can ensure youth eat adequate amounts of calcium by feeding them plenty of dark leafy greens, milk, yogurt, broccoli or fortified cereals (the kind that DOESN’T turn your milk an eerie shade of pink or brown). Source: NIH – Calcium Quickfacts


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