There is nothing like a child’s broken bone to get a parent thinking about calcium…
All of my kiddos had a super-size helping of broccoli today, but I realized that the calcium supplement that I intended to give my children every day was sitting somewhere in my cupboard collecting dust. I pulled out our bottle of Dr. Moo’s Calcium Supplement this evening and decided that I was going to remember to give my kiddos a tablet a day, along with their daily vitamins.
Dr. Moo’s calcium tablets were formulated and developed by the wife of a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who discovered that most children, even hers, do not get enough calcium in their daily diet.
I am happy to say that none of my kiddos have even once moaned or complained about taking Dr. Moo’s grape flavored tablets. They are one of the few I have found that have a non-chalky texture to go along with their fruity flavor. My little one’s like them so much, in fact, that I need to make sure that Josh and Ben do not notice where I keep the bottle, otherwise they may end up sneaking off with the whole thing!
Calcium-rich foods like broccoli and spinach, cheese, yogurt, and milk should be part of every child’s diet, but a calcium supplement is certainly a good idea.
Oh, and just for the record — All of my kids LOVE broccoli!