Calcium for Kids
Why should kids take additional calcium?
It’s important to take in adequate amounts of calcium in childhood to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures in adulthood. We can avoid the loss of bone mass that comes with age through regular exercise, good nutrition, and beneficial supplements, but our bones will inevitably lose strength through the years. Doctors know of an important correlation: the stronger bones we have in our early 20s, the longer they last as we age. No doubt, it is best for our children to grow strong bones while it still comes easy to them.
HOW MUCH ADDITIONAL CALCIUM SHOULD MY KIDS TAKE?
Many children in the U.S. do not have enough calcium in their diets.
Adding Totally CALCIUM® to any snack or meal helps kids develop stronger bones.
Recommended calcium dosage for children:
|Ages||0-6 months||7 -12 months||1-3 years||4-8 years||9-18 years|
|Calcium Intake (mg/day)||210||270||500||800||1300|
With no difference in taste or texture, Totally CALCIUM® can be added to any dish to increase daily calcium intake.
WHAT ARE THE STATISTICS OF CHILDHOOD CALCIUM INTAKE?
Regular intake of adequate amounts of calcium in childhood is the secret of attaining peak bone mass. Despite this,
many older adolescents in the United States are not achieving this. In fact, children’s calcium intake diminishes as they grow up.
National survey data confirms that the majority of U.S. children above 8 years of age do not consume the recommended calcium intake
with 71% of girls and 62% of boys between 6 to 11 years old failing to meet the requirements.
The need for calcium in different age groups is not uniform as it varies from child to child and with the stages of the child’s development.