I keep worrying about how much calcium my children consume.
They only have substitute milk on their breakfast cereal which isn't much because they won't finish what is in their bowl as they don't like it. This also applies to chocolate milk too.
I am encouraging (but practically forcing ) them to have a warm chocolate drink before bed to up their intake, but they just don't like it and I am getting worried. I have tried all kinds of milks but non of them are any more agreeable. They both have probably half a tea cup of milk (one has rice milk the other has chocolate soya milk) on their breakfast.
Does anyone know of a supplement suitable for children which I can maybe add to bread (I cook my own)? or sprinkle in/on meals?
We have green veggies 3/4ish times a week, but it is still only a couple of tablespoons a time because I am busy trying to squeeze all the other 'essential' foods into them! (How do other parents fit it all in? 6 pieces of bread a day how?)
If I start adding supplements though, could I be doing more harm than good? (they take a general vitamin which contains 100% RDA vitamin B12 so that's not a problem.) They are aged 4 & 5.