Calcium is a mineral that is necessary for life. In addition to building bones and keeping them healthy, calcium enables our blood to clot, our muscles to contract, and our heart to beat. About 99% of the calcium in our bodies is in our bones and teeth.

Sources of calcium include

milk, cheese and other dairy foods

green leafy vegetables – such as curly kale, okra and spinach

soya drinks with added calcium

bread and anything made with fortified flour

fish where you eat the bones – such as sardines and pilchards