Build My Bones

Move to Milk

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 three daily servings of dairy.