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Calcium intake is important to women of all ages

Moms are the best role model for their daughters!

   A recent national survey stated that 92% of girls ages 7-17 say their mom is their primary role model, particularly when it comes to eating healthy and drinking milk.

     Half of all adult women in this country do not drink even one 8oz glass of milk a day.

    Daughters are watching their moms closely for cues on how they should take care of their bodies.

    Women need 1,000 mg of calcium a day or about three 8oz servings of milk a day.  Girls ages 6-8 need this same amount.  However, girls ages 9-18 need at least four 8oz servings for optional bone development.

     Research shows that when mom consumes milk with her children their intake of calcium will increase.  It was also found that mothers were the single strongest predictor of their children's milk consumption.

     How a mother feeds her daughter determines how her daughter feeds herself.

Source: Journal of American Dietetic Ass., Vol 98, 1998.

Visit: Why Milk

Nutrition and Osteoporosis This is an extensive article on the latest findings on this subject produced by UNL Cooperative Extension.

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