Grab-n-Go Calcium

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Busy tweens and teens may skip meals or grab what is on hand for a quick meal or snack. But, with some guidance, they can still keep calcium in mind for meals and snacks on-the-go.

Introduce kids to foods containing calcium that they can eat on the run. Keep portable, calcium-rich foods on hand for easy on-the-go snacks.

Ideas for on-the-go foods with calcium include:

  • Low-fat or fat-free string cheese
  • Low-fat or fat-free pudding
  • A handful of almonds
  • A cereal bar with calcium added

Even gas stations and convenience stores carry calcium-rich options — check them out!

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Last Updated Date: 09/14/2006
Last Reviewed Date: 09/14/2006