Bone-building is not an easy concept to teach to tweens, as the information can be quite complex. We have worked with teachers to keep the content simple and give students all the information they need to effect long-term lifestyle changes.

After several rounds of testing with kids in classrooms, we developed the
Bone-Buildling Scale. The BBS is used throughout the program to help students understand which specific foods and activities are best for building strong bones.

The BBS scale comes in handy when trying to explain the difference between things that are good for you, and things that are good for you AND good for your bones. For example, in the first lesson of the program, kids learn that some foods, like carrots, might be good for your body in general, but do not contain anything that helps build your bones.