Many parents worry about nutritional loss if they put their child on a Casein-Free diet. Parents become concerned that their child may not get enough of the recommended amounts of calcium through casein free alternatives.
Although calcium is usually fulfilled by the intake of dairy products, there are other ways to consume the appropriate recommendations for the daily intake of calcium.
First, let’s look at what the National Institute of Health’s recommended dietary allowances are for calcium intake. (1)
- ages one to three – 700 milligrams a day,
- ages four to eight – 1,000 milligrams a day
- ages nine to eighteen- 1,300 milligrams a day.