If you are not a milk drinker (which I know many of you are not).......
there are plenty of other ways to get your daily Calcium needs.
Most individuals need about ~1200 mg Calcium a day.
When looking at a a nutrition label, Calcium is only given in a %. To convert it to milligrams multiply the percent by 10. Ex: A container of yogurt might list 30% DV for calcium. To convert this to milligrams, multiply by 10, which equals 300mg of calcium for the yogurt.
Here items (other than milk) that have Calcium in them:
- Fruit juice fortified with calcium (watch the sugar content)
- Low-fat or fat-free yogurt
- String cheese snacks
- Slices of cheese on sandwiches and crackers
- Dark, leafy green vegetables such as kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, bok choy, or collard greens
- Cereal (and some breads) fortified with calcium
- Smoothie made with milk or non-fat yogurt
- Flavored low-fat milk
- Hot chocolate made with milk (or there are some powders that are fortified with calcium
- Soy milk fortified with calcium
- Soy nuts, almonds