Bone Density in Kids

It tends to be a topic we think about as we age, but studies show we need to bone up on bone health with our kids.

 

Brittle bones, fractures, and osteoporosis aren’t topics most of us worry about with our kids. But we should. Most of our kid’s bone mass is developed by the time they reach their twenties. Researchers believe the pathway to healthier bones when we’re older has to start when our children are young and their bones are developing.

 

Doing this can be easy. Simply encourage your child to stay active. Plus make low-fat dairy products and other calcium rich foods a regular part of their diet. You can also consider calcium and Vitamin D supplements. The payoff will come when they’re parents, or grandparents themselves.

 

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