Why is it important for children to consume calcium?

Calcium is needed for growing and building strong bones and teeth during childhood. Our bones hold on to most of the calcium in our body. As much as 99% of the body’s calcium is found in the bones. This needs to be ‘topped up’ daily from our diet. If we don’t have enough calcium in childhood, we may be at risk of weak bones and fractures in later life.

As bone growth is most active throughout childhood and adolescence, this is when children need calcium the most. As they grow, children lay down the foundations for healthy bones later in life. On average, 90% of people reach their optimal bone mass by age 18 (for girls) and age 20 (for boys). At that point, bones have reached their maximum strength and density, which makes investing in bone health crucial during the early years. The higher the peak bone mass developed in childhood the lower the risk of poor bone health later in life.

The body gets the calcium it needs in two ways. One is by eating foods or supplements that contain calcium, and the other is by drawing from calcium in the body. If one does not eat enough calcium-containing foods, the body will remove calcium from bones.

Food Sources

Calcium is widely available* in many foods, not just milk and other dairy foods. Fruits, leafy greens, beans, nuts, and some starchy vegetables are good sources.

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Research shows calcium is essential for:
1. Growth
2. Building bone mass and stronger bones and joints
3. Proper growth and strength of teeth
4. Strengthening the immune and nervous systems
5. Proper functioning of the heart, nervous system, and blood clotting6. Improving mineral availability in the body