Practice update: Bone health and calcium

Insufficient calcium intake may have a detrimental impact on bone health, making calcium a nutrient of concern. But what does research say about bone health, calcium, and the role of dairy products?

We’ve created a factsheet for Registered Dietitians providing key information to support you in your daily practice. Using current evidence-based research on calcium and bone health, this document covers calcium requirements, calcium content and bioavailability in common foods, and the role of dairy products in bone health and preventing osteoporosis.

To complement this comprehensive factsheet, we’ve created a brochure for patients with bone health and calcium information at a glance.

To access the PDF version or order free printed versions of this resource, fill out the information below.

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We regret to inform you that Dairy Farmers of Canada is no longer in the position to offer nutrition resources in Ontario, as offering resources now falls under a provincial mandate of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Please contact them to assist you with your needs, at [email protected].

We regret to inform you that Dairy Farmers of Canada is no longer in the position to offer nutrition resources in Ontario, as offering resources now falls under a provincial mandate of Dairy Farmers of Ontario. Please contact them to assist you with your needs, at [email protected].

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