National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Best Bones Forever!

Best Bones Forever. OWH. HHS.

Best Bones Forever health campaign promotes healthy bone habits to teenage girls and their friends. The website provides bone facts, quizzes, recipes, bone strengthening tips, and more. There is also an informative section for parents and educators.

Allowable Milk Substitutions for Non-Disabled Children (PDF | 128 KB)

Guidelines on how to make substitutions for dairy milk in the USDA food program for children who do not have a food allergy to milk products.

Calcium and Bone Health Bulletin Board Resources

Encourage the growth of strong bones with increased physical activity and calcium intake.

Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

The final rule offered schools the option of offering soy products as a meat alternative in school lunches and breakfasts. This memo informs how to credit tofu and soy yogurt products as a meat alternative during meal planning.

Dairy Foods and Bone Health

National Dairy Council.

Links to fact sheets, educational materials, and research that illustrate how the nutrients in milk, cheese, and yogurt help build strong bones.

Kids and Their Bones: A Guide for Parents

NIH. NIAMS. NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center.

Provides information for parents about childhood habits that will affect their risk of developing osteoporosis. Key frequently asked questions are also featured.

Wild Ways for Kids to Get Calcium

National Dairy Council.

Tips to help make sure that teens get the calcium they need for strong bones and healthy bodies.