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Bone Health

Americans are not getting enough calcium. So what’s the big deal? Poor bone health puts you at risk for osteoporosis, a disease in which bones become weak and more likely to break, later in life.

There’s a solution! You’ve been hearing it for decades and it’s been backed up by the scientific and nutrition community. Dairy food are rich in calcium! 3 servings a day of milk, cheese or yogurt will ensure your bones are strong

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3 servings a day of dairy + regular exercise = lifetime of healthy bones

#DYK: “Your bones are in a constant state of renewal — new bone is made and old bone is broken down. When you’re young, your body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone and your bone mass increases. Most people reach their peak bone mass by their early 20s. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it’s created.” – Mayo Clinic

Key facts

  • 90% of peak bone mass is acquired by age 18-20
  • Most Americans only eat half of the recommended three daily servings of dairy
  • ¾ children are not getting the recommended daily serving of dairy
  • 9 out of 10 women are not getting enough calcium
  • 4 out of 10 men are not getting enough calcium