What are the other natural sources of calcium other than milk for children?

Q. What are the other natural sources of calcium apart from milk for children?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 25, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jul 20, 2023

Hi doctor,

I am looking for foods filled with calcium for children. I am thinking about what food children should be eating for natural sources of calcium and looking for the best examples. Trying to avoid milk or milk-based products. Ideally, a query will include approximately four examples of calcium-rich foods with an explanation of why each is a good option for children. Would also love any explanation on why children should avoid drinking milk for their calcium intake.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.

Milk is a source of calcium-rich in other minerals and vitamins and protein, excluding vitamin A. It can be avoided in children with lactose intolerance.

The other sources of calcium are:

1. Greens are not only rich in calcium but rich in magnesium and vitamins. They help bone health as well as overall growth.

2. Nuts and seeds are rich in calcium as well as omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which help bone health, skin, immunity as well brain health.

3. Dates are rich in calories, vitamins as well calcium, and iron.

Including variety in diet and a balanced diet will help to manage good health as well as increase immunity.

I hope this helps.

Kind regards.

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