Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . .

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Milk Matters: For Strong Bones . . . For Lifelong Health . . .

Description

This booklet can help parents and caregivers learn more about milk and calcium so they can help their children and teenagers grow into strong, healthy adults.

This booklet is part of Milk Matters, a public health education campaign to promote calcium consumption among tweens and teens, especially during the ages of 11 to 15, a time of critical bone growth.

This tool addresses the following topics:

  • Growing needs for milk
  • Who needs the most calcium?
  • Physical activity builds strong bones
  • Calcium and a healthy mouth
  • Sources of calcium
  • If your child says “yuck”
  • Is all milk the same?
  • Milk and digestive problems
  • Calcium on the menu
  • Enjoy milk, so your children will

Developer:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Institutes of Health

Funding Sources:

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; National Institutes of Health

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: September 2006
Last Updated: 06/18/14

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