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Feb 5, 2020

Join the in-store nutritionists for a discussion on the relationship between food and bone health. Get simple strategies for preventing bone loss and ways to change your diet if you've had a recent diagnoses of osteoporosis. 

Show Notes: 

National Osteoporosis Foundation: 

International Osteoporosis Foundation: 


· Calcium needs: 1,000 mg/day for adults under the age of 50. 1,200 mg/day for adults over the age of 50. 

· 30% DV calcium = 300 mg calcium 

· 20% DV Calcium = 200 mg calcium 

· Calcium Calculator: 

· Foods Rich in Calcium: Dairy products, dark green leafy vegetables, and fortified plant-based milks, juices, cereals, and breads. You can even add a single tablespoon of nonfat powdered milk to foods for an added 50 mg of calcium. 

Vitamin D (international units or micrograms; I IU = 0.025 mcg) 

· Vitamin D Needs: Adults under age 70, 600 IUs (15 mcg)/day for adults under the age of 70. 800 IUs (20 mcg)/day for adults over the age of 70. 

· 25% DV = 100 international units (2.5 mcg) 

· Foods Rich in Vitamin D: Fatty fish like wild-caught mackerel, salmon, tuna and cod liver oil as well as fortified foods like milk and other dairy products, orange juice, plant-based milks, and cereals.