Low calcium intakes among teenagers

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 August 2000

Citation

(2000), "Low calcium intakes among teenagers", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2000.01730dab.009

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Low calcium intakes among teenagers

Low calcium intakes among teenagers

Preliminary data published in the 1998 National Food Survey show that intakes of calcium among 11-14 year-olds are 20 per cent lower than recommended and this could put them at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life. The National Dairy Council's 24-page topical update on Diet and Bone Health reviews the dietary and lifestyle factors that are important to bone health with particular emphasis on calcium and vitamin D. Free copies are available from: The National Dairy Council, 5-7 John Princes Street, London W1M 0AP.