By Malia and Deanna

What does the nutrient do and how does it function in the body?

  • Calcium is a mineral that is needed by the body for strong bones, normal pulse rate, blood clotting, and the transmission of nerve impulses.Calcium constantly moves in and out of the bones in a process called remodeling until about the age of 30.
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Major Source of Nurient

  • Milk is the one of the main sources, but its not the only good or best source. In addition to dairy, other sources of calcium are green leafy vegetables, tofu, dried beans, salmon, and sardines.

What happens if the body doesn't get enough calcium? Or too much?

What happens if you don't get enough calcium...

  • Bone health will decrease
  • osteoporosis: disease of the bones in older adults in which the bones become porous, fragile, and more prone to fracture.
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High blood pressure
What if you get too much ?

  • can cause constipation.
  • interfere with the body's ability to absorb iron and zinc.
  • might increase the risk of kidney stones
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Fun facts!

  • According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, 2 million men and 8 million women. Another 34 million Americans have low bone mass and are at risk of osteoporosis.
  • VItamin D is essential for calcium absorption by the human body.
  • how much calcium children should have....
  • 0 to 6 months: 200 milligrams (mg) per day
  • 7 months to 1 year: 260 mg
  • 1 to 3 years: 700 mg
  • 4 to 8 years: 1,000 mg
  • 9 to 18 years: 1,300 mg



A mineral that is needed for stronger bones

Lack of Calcium can lead to kidney stones, Osteoporosis & other health problems

Calcium constantly moves in and out of the body in a process called remodeling.

If you get too much calcium and can interfere with the body's ability to absorb Iron & Zinc

Used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body

Main sources of calcium are milk, dried beans, leafy greens & dried beans