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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 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.

Guidance on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel
on Food Labels
A step-by-step explanation on reading food labels.

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.

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.

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.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. 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.

American flag.We Can! National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute 
Live It 
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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