Children missing out on key bone-building nutrients

Australian school children are missing out on some of the key bone-building nutrients that are found in milk, yogurt and cheese. New results from the Australian Health Survey (AHS) reveal that one in two children aged 9-11 years consume diets that are too low in calcium, a mineral required for the development of strong, healthy bones.  Not only are milk, cheese and yogurt the richest source of calcium in the Australian diet, they are also great providers of some of the other nutrients that kids are missing out on, such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.  To see how many serves of nutrient-packed dairy foods you need each day, visit the Discover Dairy website today. 

Read the most recent data about usual intakes of nutrients

Read earlier data from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (NNPAS).