As children grow, they need calcium for continued growth and development of bones and teeth. Calcium also helps muscles—like the heart—function properly.
For children, the RDA for calcium is three servings from the dairy group. This makes up a part of a balanced diet. These servings may come from milk, chocolate milk, yogurt, cheese, or various other dairy products.
Dairy foods are the most abundant source of calcium in the American food supply. Children will be able to easily follow the recipes in this section that are chock-full of calcium.