Healthy Bodies, Healthy Bones

Calcium Connection

Food + activity choices that help build + keep strong bones.


This 8-page, self-instructional booklet is designed for women and men, boys and girls—from adolescence to older adults. It contains action steps to boost calcium and vitamin D in the diet.   

The booklet uses a behavior change model that helps users translate health recommendations into small, realistic changes to improve health. Aligns to USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. 

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Nutrition

The booklet is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and recent national recommendations for calcium and vitamin D.

It includes:

  • bookmark shopping list of high-calcium foods
  • recipes
  • calcium-rich meal and snack ideas

Age-specific pages provide information on growing and maintaining strong bones throughout life. Users will find information on supplements, lactose intolerance, vitamin D, weight maintenance and physical activity.

Booklet Uses

Our booklets are self-instructional and work in a variety of nutrition education settings:

  • one-on-one instruction or counseling
  • group classes
  • resource library

They are used in outpatient services, senior centers, workplace wellness programs, college health centers, weight management programs and more…

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Credible + Tested

The booklet uses a behavior change model that translates information into positive attitudes and eating behaviors.

We pride ourselves on testing our materials so they work for users. Read more about the evaluation conducted in 2010.

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