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MyPlate Builds the Best Bones Forever!

The USDA announced a new, simpler way of looking at your daily diet—a plate. ChooseMyPlate.gov is a color-coded, kid-friendly way to ensure you’re getting the right amount of the right kinds of foods—including calcium!

If you think you have to drink your calcium to build strong bones, click on the plate below to find foods with calcium all over the plate! Then choose your favorites to help you and your family build your best bones forever!

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Bone-Building Foods

 

Vegetables:Fruits:Protein:
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Fortified orange juice
  • Currants
  • Prunes
  • Raisins, golden
  • Rhubarb
  • Almonds
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu, firm
  • White beans
Grains:Dairy: 
  • Fortified bread
  • Fortified cereal bar
  • Fortified ready-to-eat cereal
  • Fortified tortillas
  • Low-fat or fat-free milk
  • Fortified soy beverage
  • Low-fat or fat-free cheese
  • Low-fat or fat-free yogurt
  • Low-fat frozen yogurt
 

Check out www.ChooseMyPlate.gov to learn more about the new icon. For more ways to build your best bones forever, including great recipes with calcium and fun ideas to get active with your family this summer, click here.

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