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Calcium is a Common Worry for Many Parents

By Nathan Asher, M.D. - Boys Town Pediatrics

Calcium is one of the most important elements in a child's diet. It is necessary for the healthy development and maintenance of the body. However, parents commonly worry that their child is not getting enough of this essential mineral.

Calcium is found in a variety of foods, including dairy products, eggs, peanut butter, breads, cereal, pasta, green leafy vegetables and calcium-fortified orange juice.

Typically, a child receives the majority of his or her calcium from dairy products, such as milk and cheese.

How much calcium a child needs each day depends on his or her age. As your child gets older more calcium is necessary to develop strong bones and teeth, as well as help other basic bodily functions perform properly.

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