Just a few simple and easy changes can bring great calcium benefits. Try one or all of the following ideas for making it easy to get calcium at home.
If you enjoy milk, chances are your children will, too.
Tweens and teens look up to their parents and want to be like them.
Young people make many food choices by watching their parents, so if you want your children to enjoy the bone-building benefits of calcium, show it.
Drink milk yourself, and offer calcium-rich meals and snacks. This is the best way to show tweens and teens that Milk Matters!
Put calcium on the menu at every meal.
One way to make it easier for tweens and teens to get enough calcium is to serve low-fat or fat-free milk and other calcium-rich foods throughout the day.
When low-fat or fat-free milk is the main beverage for meals, tweens and teens will choose it more often.
Ideas for calcium-rich meals and snacks
Try these easy ideas for including calcium throughout the day.
More Milk Matters - If Milk is a Problem
Some tweens and teens avoid milk, but they can still get the calcium they need. Learn more about strategies for getting calcium if milk is a problem.