From Dairy Australia:
Australian primary school children are not eating enough dairy. Only one out of five consume enough dairy foods to meet their Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) of calcium.
A study conducted by the CSIRO shows children from the age of four years are not getting enough calcium for optimal growth and development. Children aged four to 13 need to have between 700 and 1300 milligrams of calcium every day for good health.
Lack of calcium leads to an increased risk of osteoporosis later in life and leaves growing bodies short of a vital nutrient required to build peak bone mass.
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