Fun Facts about Calcium

Calcium is an important nutrient that everybody needs to consume. It is important for kids to eat enough calcium so that they can build strong, healthy bones for the rest of their life. If you do not get enough calcium, bones will become fragile and will break easily. It is important for EVERYONE to have enough calcium.1herding-australian-shepherd

Kids need to have this much calcium:

  • 4-8 year olds: 700mg/day
  • 9-11 year old: 1000mg/day
  • 11-18 year olds: 1300mg/day

So how can I eat enough calcium?

To get enough calcium you can eat:

  • 4 cups of milk
  • 4 cups of soy milk
  • 7 cups of broccoli
  • 1.5 cups of canned salmon
  • 487 almonds
  • 13 cups of cooked spinach

Or you can just eat a mix of all these foods and more as a part of a healthy balanced diet

There are also some other things that you can do to keep your bones strong:

  • Do a little bit of exercise every day
  • Make sure you spend a little bit of time in the sun every day (although not too much because you will get sunburnt!)
  • Don’t eat too much salt or salty foods

Grade 5’s sharing garden experiences with Grade 1’s

IMG_0464Here at Bialik, informal ways of engaging students from younger year levels is vital for both groups. For the older kids it deepens their understanding about the garden as they instruct the younger kids to get involved, answer questions and see things in new ways. For the younger kids it is an opportunity to learn from older more experienced students and new relationships based on admiration and respect are built upon. Well done Grade 5 for sharing your garden.