A Better Nutrition Menu: Calcium


Get the recommended amount of calcium daily, deliciously and easily, using the Better Nutrition Calcium Menu.

If your client needs help meeting required calcium needs, invite them to use the Better Nutrition Calcium menu. Whether for strong bones, a healthy heart, or better nervous system function – calcium delivers much-needed support to our bodies.

Nature gives us calcium in many different foods, so your client shouldn’t feel as though he/she has to eat the same foods or pop supplements to get in the recommended daily calcium. The Better Nutrition Calcium Menu helps your client get the calcium the body needs to run better. Not every body needs the same amount of calcium daily, and too much calcium is not better, so make sure have your client take the Better Calcium Evaluation so that you, as their practitioner, can make a better, total and personalized nutrition recommendation when it comes to your client’s calcium needs.

Using The Shop of Better Nutrition Assessment Tools, you have made better, personalized, total nutrition recommendations for your client, including inviting your client to incorporate the Better Nutrition Calcium Menu. If you are a healthcare provider, get permission to share the results with the other members of your client’s healthcare team. Did you know that you can seamlessly use these tools with your Practice Better, Healthie and other EHR accounts? For an example, Learn how to Practice Better Nutrition in this post.


How do I use the Better Nutrition Calcium Menu?

If you have concluded that the Better Nutrition Calcium Menu is for your client, invite them to either follow the menu, or use it as a guide.  Review your client’s daily intake with them when they are following the menu to assess how they are doing better at meeting their calcium needs.

Are there any foods my clients should eat or avoid to improve calcium absorption?

Nature provides calcium along with other nutrients, so your clients don’t need to worry about foods as much as supplements and fortified foods. Iron may compete with calcium intake; it is best to space out these supplemental nutrients for optimal absorption of either. The body also needs a balance of calcium and magnesium. Use the Better Nutrition Magnesium Evaluation and the Better Nutrition Magnesium Menu to make sure your client gets enough of this key nutrient along with calcium.

Should I recommend a calcium supplement?

Remember your client can also get in calcium from a quality supplement. You will determine whether your client should take a supplement based on the results of using The Shop of Better Nutrition Assessment Tools. Visit the Better Nutrition Supplement Store to see our approved choices.