Calcium

Calcium is a mineral found in the food we eat and drink. It helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. Canadian adults aged 19-50 need 1000 mg of calcium each day or 2 servings of milk or alternatives. Adults age 51 and older should aim for an intake of 1200 mg of calcium every day, or 3 servings of milk and alternatives.

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  • Calculate my Calcium

    Handy tool from Osteoporosis Canada adds up calcium-rich foods you eat to see if you are getting enough each day.