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The best-known benefit of dairy foods is their contribution of bone-building calcium and vitamin D to our diets. Childhood and adolescence are the most important times to acquire bone mass and lay the foundation for strong, healthy bones throughout life. Each serving of dairy – that is, 8 ounces of milk, 8 ounces of yogurt, or 1.5-2 ounces of cheese – provides a third of our daily calcium. That is why it is important for teens and children age 9 years and older to get 3 servings of dairy every day.

Download the PDFs below to remind kids and teens of the importance of dairy foods for building strong bones and to help them track their 3 daily servings of dairy.

    Build My Bones for Kids
    Build My Bones for Teens
    Dairy Tracker