Bone Health

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Healthy bones are essential for optimal health and mobility. Modern diet and lifestyle patterns may increase the risk of poor bone health, therefore it is important to promote appropriate nutrition practices and to recognize individuals at risk. Although some bone conditions, such as Paget’s disease and osteogenesis imperfecta, cannot be prevented, other conditions, such as nutritional rickets, are preventable.
Nutrient requirements for bones change throughout the
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Last Updated: 2017-03-27