Daily Calcium Calculator
How much calcium do you need per day? Find out what your daily calcium requirements are using our easy calculator.
Why calcium is important in your diet
Calcium is important for strong and healthy bones. Along with vitamin D and weight-bearing physical activity, calcium is very important in preventing osteoporosis, the age-related bone loss that affects both women, particularly after the menopause, and men.
How to get more calcium
There are various foods you can incorporate into your diet to increase your calcium intake. Good sources of calcium are dairy foods, almonds, green leafy vegetables and fish with bones, such as sardines and salmon. View our calcium-boosting ideas for your diet.
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and NHMRC. Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, including Recommended Dietary Intakes, 2006. Endorsed 9 September 2005.