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Amazing Facts About Bones – and Bone Health – for Kids

Every May, people around the country spread the news about the importance of healthy bones. You can help! Share these fun facts about your bones – and the tips to keep them healthy – with your friends, family and classmates.

Want to know another surprising fact? To have healthy bones as an adult, you need to start doing certain things while you’re still a kid. Here are a few of the things you should do now to make sure your bones stay strong and healthy later:

No bones about it – you have the power to take steps now, as a kid, to keep your skeleton strong! Get your calcium, vitamin D and daily exercise, and spread the word about these amazing and important facts.

Sources: National Institutes of Health, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute.