National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Allowable Milk Substitutions for Non-Disabled Children

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.

Milk Matters

NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

A public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption in tweens and teens, a time of critical bone development.

Preventing Osteoporosis: Building Strong Bones Over a Lifetime

Vegetarian Resource Group.

This article provides information about osteoporosis, what causes it, and how vegetarians and vegans can help prevent it.

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.