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The Importance of Calcium in an Everyday Diet

Posted by Mark Zydanowicz on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Calcium is an important nutrient in the development of a child's life. According to Federal guidelines, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for a child from 1 to 3 years of age should ingest 700 mg, 4 to 8 years of age should ingest 1000 mg and older children should ingest 1300 mg of calcium per day until they are 18 years of age. (After that the RDA falls back to 1000 mg for the next 30 years). Here is a look at why calcium consumption is so important in a daily diet, as well as why milk is an excellent source.

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Topics: Guida's Dairy, Calcium Benefits, Benefits of drinking milk