With so much confusion today surrounding kids nutrition (and calcium) needs, it’s a challenge for many parents to even navigate the refrigerator aisle at the grocery store. While we have access to information about the nutrients kids require, more than half (60 percent) of kids ages 9 and up don’t get enough calcium, vitamin D and potassium – key nutrients critical for optimal growth and development.
When kids fall short on nutrients, they’re at risk for serious health consequences, like not reaching their full height potential, an increase in stress fractures during adolescence, and a greater chance of osteoporosis as an adult.
Dr. Tanya Altmann has tips to navigate the grocery store and ways to incorporate milk into your child’s diet.
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