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1 Calcium and Dairy

2 Calcium a major mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth. a major mineral essential for healthy bones and teeth.

3 How Calcium Helps Your Body Helps maintain strong bones and teeth Helps maintain strong bones and teeth Helps messages to be sent along nerves Helps messages to be sent along nerves Regulates muscle contraction and heart beat Regulates muscle contraction and heart beat Good for the immune system Good for the immune system Helps to combat cancer & heart disease Helps to combat cancer & heart disease Helps body to metabolize iron Helps body to metabolize iron

4 Are you getting enough? Because calcium is so vital for good health, experts day we need plenty of calcium in our diets. Because calcium is so vital for good health, experts day we need plenty of calcium in our diets.

5 Recommended Dietary Allowance for Calcium Age : Calcium (mg/day) 0 to 6 months: to 12 months: to 3 years: to 8 years: to 13 years: to 18 years: to 50 years: years: 1200 Age : Calcium (mg/day) 0 to 6 months: to 12 months: to 3 years: to 8 years: to 13 years: to 18 years: to 50 years: years: 1200

6 Calcium and Disease Prevention Osteoporosis Osteoporosis Diabetes Diabetes Hypertension Hypertension cardiovascular disease cardiovascular disease colon cancer colon cancer other cancers other cancers kidney stones kidney stones weight management weight management

7 Get your Calcium from Dairy! Dairy products contain the highest levels of calcium per serving. Dairy products contain the highest levels of calcium per serving. Milk:300mg in 8 oz Milk:300mg in 8 oz Cheese:200mg in 1oz Cheese:200mg in 1oz Yogurt:400 mg in 8 oz Yogurt:400 mg in 8 oz

8 Get Calcium from Dairy! Most Dairy Most Dairy products have vitamin D added which helps your body to absorb more calcium!

9 Benefits of Dairy The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommends increasing daily intakes of fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommends increasing daily intakes of fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products.

10 More than Calcium in Dairy! Calcium, Calcium, protein, protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin D, Riboflavin, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B12, Thiamin, Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Magnesium, Potassium, Potassium, Zinc, Zinc, Niacin, Niacin, Folate, Folate, Sphingolipids, Sphingolipids, Conjugated Linoleic Acid

11 3 a day, the dairy way! 3 servings per day of milk and milk products can reduce the risk of developing bone disease along with many other health benefits. 3 servings per day of milk and milk products can reduce the risk of developing bone disease along with many other health benefits.

12 Tips: Adding Calcium to your diet for Breakfast Prepare latte, mocha, or cappuccino instead of coffee. Prepare latte, mocha, or cappuccino instead of coffee. Top waffles with low-fat ice cream or yogurt. Top waffles with low-fat ice cream or yogurt. Drink a glass of strawberry, banana, or chocolate milk. Drink a glass of strawberry, banana, or chocolate milk. Top toast with ricotta cheese and fruit! Top toast with ricotta cheese and fruit!

13 Tips: Adding Calcium to your diet for Lunch Try a tortilla filled with string cheese and salsa. Try a tortilla filled with string cheese and salsa. Order milk instead of a soft drink at restaurants. Order milk instead of a soft drink at restaurants. Eat a cheese sandwich with your favorite soup. Eat a cheese sandwich with your favorite soup. Sprinkle cheese on top of that salad. Sprinkle cheese on top of that salad.

14 Tips: Adding Calcium to your diet for Snacks Eat fresh vegetables with yogurt dip. Eat fresh vegetables with yogurt dip. Melt cheddar cheese on a bowl of pretzels. Melt cheddar cheese on a bowl of pretzels. Enjoy yogurt or cottage cheese mixed with fresh fruit. Enjoy yogurt or cottage cheese mixed with fresh fruit. Munch on popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Munch on popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

15 Tips: Adding Calcium to your diet for Dinner Substitute cheese ketchup for on sandwiches or fries. Substitute cheese ketchup for on sandwiches or fries. Make a wrap with low-fat cream cheese, veggies, and chicken or beans. Make a wrap with low-fat cream cheese, veggies, and chicken or beans. Melt shredded low-fat cheese over steamed vegetables. Melt shredded low-fat cheese over steamed vegetables.

16 Tips: Adding Calcium to your diet for Dessert Spoon into pudding made with milk. Spoon into pudding made with milk. Prepare a smoothie with a cup of low-fat milk and frozen fruit chucks. Prepare a smoothie with a cup of low-fat milk and frozen fruit chucks. Add frozen yogurt, low-fat ice cream, or blend up a fruit-flavored shake for dessert. Add frozen yogurt, low-fat ice cream, or blend up a fruit-flavored shake for dessert.

17 You can ’ t got wrong with Dairy! It ’ s never too late to add dairy to your day!


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