Each day, keep a tally of the mg of calcium consumed beside each family member’s name. The recommended mg for age and gender are found at the top of the chart.
Remember, your body needs Vitamin D to absorb calcium. You can get Vitamin D from the sun, fortified milk, egg yolks, saltwater fish, dry shiitake mushrooms.
Each day add a “Daily Challenge” to encourage family members to try something new or do something they don’t always do.
Some examples you can use:
- Drink a plain glass of milk
- Try a calcium-rich vegetable (ex. spinach, kale)
- Drink milk instead of soda pop
The Daily Challenge can be the same for all members or each member can have a unique one.
At the end of the week, reward yourselves for good performance. Enjoy a special outing or anything else the family agrees upon.
And then, post your tips and comments.
Here’s how your form might look after filling out one day:
Here is where you can get your form (save a copy) and how your form might look after filling out one day.