August 30, 2021
by Kaitlyn, KidsFit Coach


Did you know 99% of the calcium in our bodies is in our teeth and bones? It is important to get enough calcium so that you don’t have health problems related to weak bones. This can include children not reaching their full potential adult height and adults having low bone mass that can lead pain down the line. 

How much calcium do I need?

How much calcium a person needs depends on their age, but also can vary from person to person.

  • 0-6 months: 200 mg
  • 7-12 months: 260 mg
  • 1-3 years: 700 mg
  • 4-8 years: 1000 mg
  • 9-13 years: 1300 mg
  • 14-18 years: 1300mg
  • 19-50 years: 1000 mg

Calcium can be found in many foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, as well as spinach, kale, and broccoli. Be sure to get your calcium in every day and keep your bones and teeth healthy as you grow bigger and stronger!

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