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How many servings of dairy does my child need each day?

Milk, cheese and yoghurt all provide calcium which is necessary for strong and healthy bones. Dairy products also provide energy and protein. Children need three servings of dairy per day. Not all foods are as nutrient rich as dairy products but there are other foods that are good sources of calcium, including:
  • Fortified juices
  • fortified tofu
  • White beans and broccoli
  • Fortified cereals. 
If your child is picky about dairy, then it might be wise to try offering more of these other calcium rich foods and also some flavoured milk. 
 

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