Healthy tips


Help your kids build strong bones.

Youth and young adulthood is the period when bones build up to their peak strength. Helping youth lead a bone-healthy lifestyle-with exercise, adequate calcium, and adequate vitamin D-can help them keep strong bones through all their adult …

Be careful about getting too much retinol (Vitamin A)

Don’t go overboard on fortified milk, energy bars, and breakfast cereals, all of which can be high in bone-weakening vitamin A.

Get active

Regular exercise, especially weight-bearing exercise such as walking or jogging, is an essential part of building and maintaining strong bones.

Get your Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays a key role along with calcium in boosting bone health.

Look beyond the dairy isle...

Limit milk and dairy foods to no more than one to two servings per day. More won’t necessarily do your bones any good and less is fine, as long as you get enough calcium from other sources. Calcium-rich non-dairy foods include leafy green…