State of Illinois
Department of Human Services
Calcium and Vitamin D
You need calcium and vitamin D for:
Healthy heart beat
Low fat milk is a healthy choice for you and your family*.
Low fat milk has:
- Same protein
- Same minerals and vitamins (calcium and vitamin D)
- Less fat
- Fewer calories
- Offer whole milk for children ages 1-2 years old to support increased growth.
They learn by watching you. Check (?) the foods you can eat at meals and snacks with your child.
What foods are high in Calcium?
- Milk (including lactose-reduced)
- Yogurt (plain has more calcium than flavored)
- Canned sardines or salmon (with bones)
- Turnip greens, kale, Chinese cabbage, broccoli
- Dry or canned beans
- Corn tortillas, whole wheat bread
Calcium is added to:
* Cereals, juices, soymilk, and tofu.
What foods are high in Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is added to:
- Soy milk
- Artificial baby milk (formula)
Foods with the most calcium and vitamin D are at the top of each list (amount will vary depending on serving size).
WIC Foods provide a lot of calcium and/or vitamin D. Ask your doctor if your family needs a vitamin supplement.
My Goals for adding more calcium and vitamin D rich foods to my family meals:
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DHS 4443 (R-03-17) Nutrient Sheet - Calcium and Vitamin D Printed by the Authority of the State of Illinois. 5,000 copies P.O.#17-0746