Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. My name is Kate Fortunado with Rebecca Bitzer and Associates. If you do not drink milk or are sensitive to the lactose in milk but concerned about your calcium intake, there are various ways to get calcium from non-dairy foods. These foods include dark leafy greens, salmon packed with bones, soybeans, nuts such as almonds, as well as fortified foods. It is important to remember that in order to absorb calcium, your body also needs adequate amounts of vitamin D.