Bone Health and Osteoporosis

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Healthy bones are essential for optimal health and mobility (1-3). There are a number of risk factors that may increase the risk of poor bone health, many of which are preventable, including diet and physical activity (1,2).
Nutrient requirements for bones change throughout the life cycle and assessment of these needs should occur, especially in individuals with risk factors for osteoporosis (1,2). Osteoporosis is a chronic bone disease with nutritional implications for both prevention and
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Last Updated: 2023-07-04