Dairy products are your best source of calcium. Milk products are your best source of calcium for bone development and maintenance. Teens and adults should have 3 cups (three servings) and children (ages 2 to 8) 2 cups (two servings) of fat free milk, low-fat milk, or equivalent milk products (yogurt and cheese) every day.
Serving sizes of milk, yogurt, and cheese:
Non-dairy calcium sources:
Dairy calcium sources:
Include more milk products in your diet. Use milk when making homemade or canned soups such as tomato, clam chowder, and cream of mushroom soup.Make hot cereals and instant hot chocolate/cocoa with milk instead of water.Add nonfat dry milk powder to meatloaf, milk drinks, cream soups, and pudding recipes.
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