Table 1Recommended calcium intake by age group

Age GroupAmount of Calcium to Consume Daily, Age Group in Milligrams (mg)
0–6 months210 mg
7–12 months270 mg
1–3 years500 mg
4–8 years800 mg
9–18 years1,300 mg
19–50 years1,000 mg
51–70+ years1,200 mg

Source: Adapted from Dietary Reference Intakes, 2004, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

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