Is It Necessary To Give Calcium To Our Kids
Deficiency in calcium results in stunted growth, rickets, anemia, bone loss, poor dental health and growth.
72% of the calcium in US comes from dairy products. The Federal Governments food pyramid says that children between the ages of 9-18 need at least 3 servings of dairy products. It is seen that we are falling short of this requirement. Only 30 percent of teenage boys and 12% of teenage girls meet this recommendation. USDA also says that the current Vitamin B12 deficiency is on the rise in the young and old leading to anemia and other sickness.