Children's Bone Health and Calcium: For Patients and Consumers
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- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- NIH Resources
- MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine
- Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
Services, Resources, and Support
- Milk Matters
Milk Matters is an NICHD public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens (ages 9 to 12 years) and teens. Games and activities to help kids learn more about calcium, why it’s important for healthy bones, how much they need, and what foods to eat to get calcium are available at Milk Matters for Kids.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC’s Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit assembles strategies that schools, families, and communities can use to support youth physical activity.
- International Osteoporosis Foundation
The Foundation is a global organization based in Switzerland that promotes bone, muscle, and joint health. Find out whether you are getting enough calcium in your daily diet using this simple Calcium Calculator .
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
The Foundation is a voluntary health organization dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health
- Check Up on Your Bones
This interactive website on bone health for people of all ages features information from the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Osteoporosis and Bone Health.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ campaign provides resources and tools to encourage and teach children, parents, and caregivers to eat healthily and be physically active every day.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Health Information Center
This website’s resources on calcium include strategies for getting calcium into your daily diet (Get Enough Calcium) and a list to take with you to the grocery store (Calcium: Shopping List).
Best Bones Forever
This national bone health campaign is aimed at helping girls ages 9 to 14 years build strong bones for life. Suggestions for parents on encouraging their daughters to build strong bones for life are available at Best Bones Forever! Parents Act Now!
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Guidelines for physical activity for children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years were issued in 2008: 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans—Active Children and Adolescents.
Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
Last Updated Date: 12/19/2013
Last Reviewed Date: 11/22/2013