This lesson will describe osteoporosis and discuss how to maintain healthy bones through all stages of life. Participants will learn about the risk factors for osteoporosis, as well as ways to improve bone health. Emphasis is on including calcium and vitamin D-rich foods as part of a balanced diet.
The calcium screener is a quick and easy way to determine who may not be getting enough calcium from their diet. There are many high calcium foods that are not on this screener.
The screeners are ethnic-specific, and are in English, Spanish and Vietnamese languages. They each have different foods to better represent the calcium intake of the diets of African Americans, Latinos and Vietnamese.
A Diet for Healthy Bones