Dairy Council Northern Ireland

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FAQs

Do my calcium requirements change in adulthood?

Yes. Between the age of 19 and 50 our bodies need slightly less calcium than during adolescence (11–18) and this is because bone growth slows during adulthood. Men and women both need approximately 700mg of calcium, compared to 800mg during adolescence for girls and 1000mg for boys.

This does not, however, mean that it is any less important to get calcium during this period. During adulthood our bodies slowly begin to lose bone, and this is especially the case for women during and after the menopause. An adequate amount of calcium is important to help keep bones healthy. Dairy products can be a simple way of helping to meet calcium needs. One glass of milk (200ml), one pot of low fat yogurt (150g) or a matchbox size piece of cheese (30g), for example, can each provide an adult with roughly a third of their daily calcium needs.

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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