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For more tips on building strong bones and helping your family stay healthy, visit some of these Web sites:

Action for Healthy Kids 
Learn what is happening in your child's schools to improve nutrition and physical activity opportunities, and learn what you can do to help.

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
For Parents 
This section for parents provides healthy living tips and opportunities to become an advocate for better nutrition and physical activity options at home, in your child's school, and in your community.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
Sports and Exercise 
Discusses the important role physical activity plays in bone growth and development, particularly for pre-teen and teen girls.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Parenting Corner
Choose from an extensive list of health topics for children of all ages, as well as seasonal and timely information to help keep your family healthy.

American flag. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
Nutrition for Everyone

Discusses bone health and osteoporosis topics, answers common questions, and provides additional resources.

Girl Scouts
The New Normal: What Girls Say About Healthy Living 
This report is based on focus groups with girls discussing how they define health. It highlights the important role parents play in shaping the healthy habits of girls.

Girls Incorporated
Sporting Chance 
Girls learn to appreciate an active lifestyle as they develop movement and athletic skills, cooperative and competitive spirit, health awareness, and an interest in sports and adventure.

Girls on the Run 
Girls on the Run® is a nonprofit prevention program  that encourages pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The curricula address all aspects of girls' development — their physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being.

KidsHealth for Parents
Nutrition and Fitness 
Doctor-approved information on calcium and other nutrients, food labels, and more.

American flag. Medline Plus 
This site provides information for all ages about calcium, including overviews of calcium and osteoporosis, and links to other applicable Web sites.

National Dairy Council 
Provides recipes and healthy tips, as well as the latest research and news on dairy's role in helping bones grow and develop.

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability 
Offers fact sheets on a variety of physical activities and how they have been adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, and provides resources and accessibility information on specific conditions and disabilities.

American flag. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders
Bone Research Page 
Learn about how to take care of your bones and your daughter's bones. This site offers an extensive library of resources to answer your questions about bone health.

American flag. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Milk Matters 
Information on calcium from a nationwide campaign dedicated to increasing its consumption among America's children and teens.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Prevention — Exercise 
Discusses how bone-strengthening and resistance physical activity builds strong bones, and offers additional osteoporosis prevention and physical activity

American flag. President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports 
Offers information on the Presidential Sports Award and the President's Challenge physical activity and fitness awards programs, as well as online publications that promote, encourage, and motivate Americans of all ages to become physically active.

American flag.Promoting Better Health for Young People through Physical Activity and Sports: Families 
A section of a report from the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education that outlines strategies for families to help young people be healthy and control their weight through lifelong participation in enjoyable and safe physical activity and sports.

American flag. Surgeon General's Report
A section of the Surgeon General's Report that covers physical activity and health in adolescents and young adults, along with what communities can do to encourage young people to get active. American flag. We Can! National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Discusses the importance of balancing "energy in" (foods and drinks) with "energy out" (physical activity), and shares tips to help your family based on We Can! materials.

Wheelchair Sports, USA 
Offers information on sports for people with disabilities, including national records and standards to qualify in national competitions.

Women's Sports Foundation
I Am a Parent 
Support your daughter's active life with these tips and resources.

American flag. Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 
An online booklet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about healthy eating.

American flag. U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food and Nutrition Information Center

An extensive Web site about food and nutrition with links to numerous other sites about healthy eating.

American flag. Food Guide Pyramid
Tool to help you learn about healthy eating and a balanced diet.

Discusses the importance of balancing "energy in" (foods and drinks) with "energy out" (physical activity), and shares tips to help your family based on We Can! materials.

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