Wellness - Nutrition | 2-12 yrs

Calcium In Your Child's Diet

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Calcium is a pivotal nutrient that acts as a building block for strong and healthy bones in your child. It is an essential part of your child’s diet, and whatever might be her age, calcium is one nutrient that she cannot afford to skip.

An article in KidsHealth states the various benefits of calcium intake. “During childhood and adolescence, the body uses the mineral calcium to build strong bones. Calcium also plays an important part in making sure that muscles and nerves work properly, and in the release of hormones and enzymes.” Also, when kids get enough calcium and physical activity during childhood and the teen years, they can start out their adult lives with the strongest bones possible.

On reading about calcium rich foods, did an image of plain milk in a glass flash through your mind? You probably were already wondering how to force your reluctant kid to drink a glass of milk every day, but what you need to know is that there are several other non-dairy products that are rich in calcium too. Spinach, vegetables like okra and broccoli, lentils and pulses like soya bean and kidney beans and cereals including brown rice and ragi are just a few of such foods mentioned in bumpsnbaby.com.

There are various possible ways to meet your child’s calcium needs, and to know more about the calcium rich foods available, read the curated articles in this interesting ClipBook.

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