Meeting calcium recommendations during middle childhood reflects mother-daughter beverage choices and predicts bone mineral status.


BACKGROUND Longitudinal data regarding the influence of beverage intakes on calcium adequacy are lacking. OBJECTIVE This study evaluated calcium intake from ages 5 to 9 y as a function of mother-daughter beverage choices and as a predictor of bone mineral status. DESIGN Intakes of energy, calcium, milk, sweetened beverages, fruit juices, and non-energy… (More)