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How much calcium should a child have in their diet?

In most cases, 2 or 3 servings a day of calcium-rich food is all that your child needs. Toddlers require about 500 mg of calcium daily and can meet these needs from drinking about 2 servings (16 ounces or 2 cups) of milk. (Each cup of milk contains about 300 mg of calcium.) If your child refuses milk, offer 2 to 3 servings of other calcium-rich options like yogurt, cheese, green veggies, or orange juice with added calcium.
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