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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. 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! DairyGrainsFruitProteinVegetables


Bone-Building Foods


  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Fortified orange juice
  • Currants
  • Prunes
  • Raisins, golden
  • Rhubarb
  • Almonds
  • Soybeans
  • Tofu, firm
  • White beans
  • 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 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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Grow strong together... stay strong forever!

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