Online tools to help you to get enough calcium in your diet to keep your bones healthy.
- Your body needs a minimum recommended level of calcium every day.
- Many people don't eat enough calcium in their diet.
- Lack of calcium puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
Read more about the importance of calcium.
How does your diet stack up?
The amount of calcium you need changes at different stages in your life. In your teenage years, more calcium is needed because your bones grow rapidly. As you get older, your body’s ability to absorb calcium declines, which is one of the reasons why older adults need higher amounts of calcium.
Find out how well your diet meets your calcium needs by keeping track of your calcium intake every day with these calcium calculators. If you find you need to add more calcium to your diet, you can read more about how to increase your calcium intake.
Note: These calculators are only a guide. Talk to your healthcare provider about your calcium needs or if you have any questions or concerns.
Calcium calculator (by International Osteoporosis Foundation)
Calcium calculator (by Osteoporosis Canada)