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Daily Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D

Vitamin and Calcium Report Brief (PDF) New Window
Institute of Medicine completed a review of potential health outcomes associated with calcium and vitamin D to update the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs).

 Office of Dietary Supplements: National Institutes of Health –Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet on Calcium

Fact sheet that includes recommended intakes, sources of calcium, information on calcium deficiency, and a summary of the findings on calcium and health.
For Providers: Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium
For Consumers: Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium Quick Facts  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Calcium and Bone Health

Calcium and Bone Health 

Milk Matters: Tweens (kids ages 9-12) and Teens need calcium now more than ever!

Milk Matters
Tweens and Teens need 3 cups of low-fat or fat-free milk every day, plus other calcium-rich foods.  Consumer web page posted by the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

California Food Guide: Milk and Milk Products

Milk and Milk Products (PDF) New Window
Information on milk and milk products, including health benefits, common concerns, alternative sources of calcium, and opportunities for improvement.

 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendations

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Osteoporotic FracturesNew Window
The USPSTF has drafted a conclusion that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance and harms of vitamin D and calcium supplements, for primary prevention of cancer in adults, of fractures in premenopausal women and in men, of fractures in noninstitutionalized postmenopausal women. The Task Force recommends against daily supplementation with 400 IU or less of vitamin D3 and 1000 mg or less of calcium carbonate for the primary prevention of fractures in noninstitutionalized postmenopausal women.

Calcium-Related Handouts from the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program - Steps to Take (PDF, 19.37MB)

These handouts provide nutrition information and tips for pregnant women from conception through 60 days postpartum in both English and Spanish. They are intended to support but not replace the information provided by healthcare providers. 

  • Foods Rich in Calcium (PDF)New Window ...Spanish
  • You May Need Extra Calcium (PDF)New Window ...Spanish
  • Do You Have Trouble with Milk Foods? (PDF)New Window ...Spanish
  • Calcium-Related Handouts from the Women Infant and Children Program

    These handouts/posters provide nutrition information and tips for women, infants and children in both English and Spanish. They are intended to support but not replace the information provided by healthcare providers.  

  • Calcium (PDF, English)New Window... Spanish
  • Cooking with Cheese (PDF, 1.1 MB, English/Spanish)New Window
  • Lactose or Dairy Intolerance (PDF, English)New Window...Spanish
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