Healthy bones

Sources of protein

A healthy balanced diet will help you build healthy bones from an early age and maintain them throughout your life.

You need sufficient calcium to keep your bones healthy and vitamin D to help your body absorb calcium.

Poor bone health can cause conditions such as rickets and osteoporosis and increase the risk of breaking a bone from a fall later in life.

You should be able to get all the nutrients you need for healthy bones by eating a healthy balanced diet.

A good diet is only one of the building blocks for healthy bones, which also includes physical activity and avoiding certain risk factors.