Osteoporosis Prevention

stages of osteoporosis

Resources, information and tools to help you bone up on bone health! Find information on prevalence and prevention of osteoporosis, along with links to educational programs and social marketing projects aimed to promote healthy bones.



Eating Right: Giving your body a nutritional advantage

Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education.

Information on eating right to prevent bone loss. Includes recommendations for calcium and vitamin D intake, good sources of calcium, calcium supplements, and sample menus to meet calcium needs. Also includes information on ways to enjoy dairy foods despite lactose intolerance and calcium-rich recipes.


Milk Matters Calcium Education Campaign

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.

This nationwide campaign is dedicated to increasing calcium consumption among America's children and teens. Includes charts on the calcium content of common foods, including fortified foods, the number of servings of non-dairy foods needed to equal one serving of milk, and daily calcium recommendations versus actual consumption by age and gender.


Calcium and Bone Health

DHHS. CDC. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Information on bone mass, the role calcium and physical activity play in building bone mass. Also links to other resources, including Best Bones Forever!, a campaign geared towards 9-12 year old girls that promotes increased calcium consumption and weight-bearing activity to reduce risk of osteoporosis later in life.


Osteoporosis Overview

DHHS. NIH. Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center.

Includes an explanation of the development of osteoporosis, risk factors, the role of calcium and good nutrition, and tips for prevention.


Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Provides a gateway general information, fact sheets, research and link to other important osteoporosis information.


Bone Builders logo Bone Builders - Building Strong Bones for a Lifetime

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension; Arizona Osteoporosis Coalition; University of Arizona Colleges of Public Health, Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Nutritional Sciences.

A community-based osteoporosis prevention education program for women and older men in Arizona. Web site provides information, resources, and more.


Bone Health for Children and Adolescents

Dairy Council of California

This online course reviews the current literature about bone health issues in children and adults, and the current recommendations for calcium and vitamin D. Continuing education credit is available.


Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D (2010)

National Academies. Institute of Medicine. Food and Nutrition Board.


Choices for Achieving Adequate Dietary Calcium with a Vegetarian Diet

American Society for Clinical Nutrition. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Discusses calcium intake issues specific to vegetarians. Includes information on calcium sources, bioavailability, and a comparison of sources of absorbable calcium with milk. Also includes discussion of calcium status relative to protein, sodium, and caffeine intake.