1 to 3 years - 500 mg/day
4 to 8 years - 800 mg/day
9 to 18 years - 1,300 mg/day
19 to 50 years - 1,000 mg/day
Older than 50 years - 1,200 mg/day
Pregnant or nursing women need the same as other women their age. Most people do not get enough calcium through diet alone. You need to eat three to four servings per day of foods high in calcium to get the recommended daily amount. For sure, I will start to follow a calcium regimen in 2007 as part of my overall health improvement plan. Hope the same goes for all of you. Take care and have a successful week ahead.