How To Ensure Your Kids Have Healthy Bones

Bone health requires a calcium- and vitamin D-rich diet. Calcium-rich foods include milk, cheese, yogurt, leafy greens, almonds, and fortified meals.


Regular exercise, especially weight-bearing activities like walking, jogging, leaping, and sports, strengthens bones. Active kids should be encouraged regularly.

Physical Activity

Reducing the time spent on sedentary activities like watching TV or playing video games can encourage more physical activity.

Limit Screen Time

Moderate sun exposure helps the body produce Vitamin D, but be mindful of skin protection and safe sun practices.

Sun Exposure

Good posture and safe playing practices can help prevent bone injuries and fractures.

Promote Good Posture

In some cases, based on a healthcare provider's advice, supplements might be needed, especially if the diet is lacking in key nutrients.

Supplements If Necessary

Bone health requires weight management. Underweight can lead to osteoporosis later in life, whereas overweight can stress bones.

Healthy Body Weight