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Guide For Parents To Find Foods Highest In Calcium For Children

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • May 12, 2012

Calcium Rich Food Ideas Chart

Dairy products are high in calcium and have vitamin D. But there are many other sources of calcium that you can add to your child's daily foods!
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Nutrient Tool for Parents

Here is another chart to illustrate which foods are good sources of calcium:

Food Servings
Calcium Content 
(may vary)
Milk, non-fat or low fat 1 cup 300 mg
Soy or rice milk fortified with calcium
1 cup 300 mg
Cheddar cheese 1.5 oz 300 mg
Low fat yogurt 8 oz 200 mg
Orange juice fortified with calcium ½ cup 175 mg
Frozen yogurt ½ cup 100 mg
Cheese pizza 1 slice 100 mg
Tofu firm with added calcium 4 oz 100 mg
Instant oatmeal  1 cup 100 mg
Almonds* ¼ cup 90 mg
Cottage cheese ½ cup 70 mg
Broccoli, cooked 1 cup 7 mg
Baked beans ½ cup 70 mg
Kale ½ cup 50 mg
Orange, medium 1 45 mg
Sweet potatoes, mashed  ½ cup 45 mg
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When purchasing food items be aware that the Daily Value for calcium is not listed by weight but rather by percentage of adult Daily Value weight. For calcium the adult Daily Value is 1000 mg. This means that if the label states 20%, this product contains 200mg (1000 mg x 0.20). Although your 9 year old child needs 1300 mg, you can still use the % Daily Value to help guide you and compare products.










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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on May 12, 2012Last updated on May 08, 2013




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