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Calcium: Shopping List

Use this list to shop for calcium-rich food to help build strong bones and prevent bone loss.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Get Enough Calcium

Your body needs calcium to build strong bones. Many people are at risk for osteoporosis, or weak bones, which develops slowly over many years. Getting enough calcium each day will help prevent osteoporosis.

Review Date: November 02, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventing Osteoporosis: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about ways to prevent weak bones.

Review Date: April 18, 2012

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Best Bones Forever!

The Best Bones Forever!™ Campaign offers girls fun activities, quizzes, and recipes to encourage girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Best Bones Forever! Parents Act Now!

Best Bones Forever!™ is a national bone health campaign aimed at helping girls ages 9-14 and their parents understand that now is the time to build strong bones for life. Learn what you can do to give your daughter the support she needs to build strong bones for a lifetime.

Review Date: August 23, 2011

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Calcium and Vitamin D: Important at Every Age

Calcium and vitamin D help build and maintain strong bones. Learn more about these important nutrients.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS

Calcium: Quick Facts

Calcium is a mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones and to carry out many important functions. Learn how to get the right amount of calcium in your daily diet.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - ODS

Recommended Calcium and Vitamin D Intakes

Find out how much calcium and vitamin D you need to keep your bones healthy.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS