Reports/GuidelinesBone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General
Department of Health and Human Services.
Provides links to the press release, executive summary, related fact sheets and the full 13 chapter report on bone disease and prevention strategies and bone health promotion in the United States. Issued 2004.
Calcium Content of Selected Foods (PDF | 132 KB)
USDA. ARS. Nutrient Data Laboratory.
Lists the calcium content per serving of foods alphabetically. Also available in a list by amount (mg) (PDF 145KB) in foods, from highest to lowest.
Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D (2010)
National Academies. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.
Provides reference intake values for calcium and vitamin D. Book includes background information on the biological functions of each nutrient, reviews health outcomes that are associated with the intake of calcium and vitamin D, and specifies Estimated Average Requirements and Recommended Dietary Allowances for both. It also identifies Tolerable Upper Intake Levels, which are levels above wish the risk for harm may increase.
Reduction in Modifiable Osteoporosis-related Risk Factors Among Adults in the Older Americans Nutrition Program (PDF | 2.28 MB)
USDA. CNPP. Family Economics and Nutrition Review Issue, Volume 15, Number 1.
This study investigated the prevalence of low bone mineral density, the prevalence of modifiable osteoporosis-related risk factors, and the effectiveness of a nutrition and bone health education intervention tailored for a multiethnic (Caucasian and African American), low-income, low-literacy elderly population.