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Strong Bodies, Strong Minds
Calcium Is a Building Block for a Healthy Child. So We’ve Put Together Some Ideas to Make Sure Your Kids Get Enough.
Strong Bodies, Strong Minds
Strong Bodies: Make Getting Calcium Fun.
Studies show kids are not getting enough calcium. Researchers think it may be related to diet, particularly when so many kids are swapping their usual beverage for milk. The good news is serving up a day's supply of calcium can be fun.

How much calcium is enough for growing bones?

Birth to 6 months: 10 mgs
6 months to 1 year: 70 mgs
1 through 3 years: 500 mgs
4 through 8 years: 800 mgs
9 through 18 years: 1300 mgs

One 8-oz. glass of milk contains about 300 mgs of calcium.

Other ways to get in a day's supply of calcium:
In addition to milk, there are many other excellent foods rich in calcium. Cheese, yogurt, dry-roasted almonds, broccoli, dark leafy greens and fortified juices give kids the calcium they need. You'll also find plenty of calcium in STOUFFER'S® Macaroni & Cheese. For tasty, fun ways to serve up more calcium, check out Bone Up On Calcium.

Strong Minds: Building Self-Esteem

    A happy kid is one with healthy self-esteem. Here are some good ways to help your kids feel good about themselves:

  • Be quick to compliment.
  • Let them know they are loved throughout the day.
  • Encourage your kids to set goals, them help them plan how to achieve them.
  • Teach them to respect the opinions and feelings of their classmates ("put yourself in their shoes!").
  • Honor your children's unique talents and gifts.
  • Help them find a hobby they enjoy.
  • Encourage them to help others.
  • Teach your kinds not to blame, label or ridicule other people.
  • Honor your children's unique talents and gifts.
  • Help them find a hobby they enjoy.
  • Encourage them to help others.
  • Teach your kinds not to blame, label or ridicule other people.

What Makes Kids Feel Good?
In Their Own Words...

    It's really cool when you:

  • Tell me that I'm good at something.
  • Laugh at my jokes.
  • Ask me what I think, especially about important stuff.
  • Let me decide what to have for dinner. Not just the vegetable, but everything.
  • Plan a whole day just for you and me.

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