What does 1300mg of Calcium look like?
The NHMRC highlights the need for an increased intake of Calcium during older age from a recommended dietary intake of 1000mg of calcium in middle aged adults (31-50 years) to 1300mg in the progression of older age (55 > 75 years+). 
How many Serves of Dairy is that?
The most commonly thought of calcium source that comes to mind when we’re asked to consider dietary calcium intake is dairy products, and the recommended intake can certainly be obtained in this way.
||Serves of Dairy/ day required to obtain RDI
||2 1/2 serves
||2 1/2 serves
||3 1/2 serves
||2 1/2 serves
However, the NHMRC supports and encourages the diversifying of dietary nutrient intake, utilizing quick, easy meal ideas, through efficient menu planning and meal preparation, particularly among older people. 
This can be achieved by considering the dietary calcium sources of foods from the | NHMRC’s Australian Dietary Guidelines 
Where else can Dietary Calcium be found?[edit | edit source]
Where else can Dietary Calcium be found?
Calcium can be found not only in milk but also in hundreds of varieties of vegetables, nuts, seeds, cheeses and assorted fish varieties (with edible bones), some examples of which are listed below:
||% RDI (1300mg)/ 100g
||19% RDI/ 100g
||43mg/ 1 cup
||2% RDI/ 100g
|Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese
||73% RDI 100g
|Almond (Chocolate) Milk
||502mg/ 1 cup
||19% RDI/ 100g
||18% RDI/ 100g
|Pak Choy (Dark Leafy Green Veg)
||822mg/ 1 head (840g)
||9% RDI/ 100g
|Pink Salmon, Canned (with edible bones)
||310mg/ 1 tin (100g)
||23% RDI/ 100g
||49% RDI/ 100g
||75% RDI/ 100g
|Tahini (Sesame Seed Paste)
||32% RDI/ 100g
||515mg/ 1 cup
||21% RDI/ 100g
|Fortified Soy Products e.g. Tofu
||48mg/ piece (13g)
||24% RDI/ 100g
||105mg/ cup (122g)
||2% RDI/ 100g
||61% RDI/ 100g
(Nutrient composition sourced from Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ)  and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  )
More information regarding the association between Vitamin D status and Calcium absorption and Bone Mineralisation is presented here in a 2013 edition of the Medical Journal of Australia by a team of Australian Research team 
General Bone Health, Nutritional and Lifestyle Information for Bone Disease prevention for Older People can be found at Osteoporosis Australia
Another chapter in this Healthy eating habits Wikibook, found under Calcium in the Diet prepared by another 4th Year Dietetics student outlines further material on Dietary Calcium Intake.
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