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Powerful Girls Have Powerful Bones

At this website, aimed at girls aged 9-18, you will find information about calcium, physical activity, and the importance of eating right. The site includes games, quizzes, and links to useful websites, along with ideas for Calcium Cool Cuisine, a calendar with tips and other healthy ideas, wallpaper patterns, a screen saver, and Instant Message icons. osteoporosis, bone, diet, FDA, food, calcium

Published by The National Bone Health Campaign in 2006

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Curriculum Areas:Physical Education
Themes/Keywords: health and strength

calcium, bone density, weight bearing physical activity, osteoporosis

Essential Question(s)
1. What does it take to build and maintain strong bones?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What role does calcium play in healthy bones?
2. What constitutes "weight bearing physical activity" and why is it important?

Extension and Activities
1. Suggest that students create a concentration game with bone healthy facts.
2. Encourage students to learn about dietary guidelines, the food pyramid, and how to read food labels. Challenge them to create a game or activity for younger children with this information.
3. Include students in building a collection of nutritious, calcium-rich foods--which can be shared on the school website.

"I am still using all that I learned during my tenure with the Earn While You Learn Program back in 2005. It continues to be very valuable thinking!"

pictureConnie McNair
Cupertino - Cupertino School District, CA

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