Has your child
gone BONE-CRAZY? The Power4Bones program helps teach kids that
building strong bones for life can be easy. We've assembled the
tools on this page to make bone-building easy for the whole family (including
40% of bone mass is built during adolescence, making
it the most critical time to get enough bone-building
nutrients like calcium and vitamin D.
bones grow fastest between ages
11 and 14 and boys' bones grow fastest between
13 and 17. By age 20, the skeleton is almost complete,
but we maintain it for the rest of our lifetime,
so bone-building continues!
are a role model! Show your children that eating
bone-building foods and enjoying bone-building activities
bones need more than calcium to build strong bones. They
also need vitamins D and A, protein, phosphorus, zinc