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How Strong Are Your Bone Health Habits?

Make the grade for better bone health! See how bone-healthy you are right now.

  1. Do you do some kind of bone-strengthening activity like fast walking, running, dancing, or playing a sport every day? Hint: Count only bone-strengthening activities.

  2. During a normal day, how many glasses of milk do you drink?

  3. During a normal day, do you drink fruit juices or soy drinks that have calcium added to them?

  4. During a normal day, do you eat a bowl of cereal with milk?

    Bonus Point: Is the cereal fortified with calcium and vitamin D?

  5. During a normal day, do you eat a container of yogurt?

  6. During a normal day, do you eat a bowl of ice cream or frozen yogurt or drink a low-fat milk?

  7. During a normal day, do you have cheese on your pizza? Or on nacho chips? Or on broccoli? Or on a burger? Or on anything?

    Bonus Point: Do you usually try to eat low-fat cheese?

  8. Even when it's really cold or really hot outside, do you still do physical activity indoors that's good for your bones like playing basketball or dancing?

  9. On days that you do heart-healthy physical activity like swimming or bike riding, do you also try to do other bone-healthy activities like jogging or doing push ups?

  10. Do you do bone-healthy physical activities with your family or friends?

    Bonus Point: Have you read all the fun tips on bone-healthy eating and physical activity on this Web site and shared them with your family or friends?

You're doing great!! Keep it up. When it comes to eating foods with lots of calcium, you're right on track.
You're almost there! Try having more foods and drinks with lots of calcium every day. Aim for 1,300 milligrams of calcium a day. This Web site has lots of great ideas for meals and snacks

Physical activity:

You rock when it comes to daily physical activity!! Keep it up!
You're almost there!! Try to get more bone-strengthening activity every day. There are lots of great activities you can do alone, with friends, or with your family. Jumping rope, dancing, and soccer are just a few.
Hang in there!! If you follow the tips on this site and then take this quiz again, your score will jump to the moon. Set your sights on building your Best Bones Forever!™

This quiz is just for fun! If you have questions about nutrition, physical activity, or bone health, be sure to talk to your doctor.



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