Talking to students about calcium and bone health in grades 7 to 12 is appropriate timing. At the start of puberty, bone development increases rapidly, peaks when teens reach their full height and continues for up to four years.
This activity provides an opportunity for your students to learn about calcium in foods.
Supplies Calcium Flash Cards: access here to project for the class.
Ask students to combine cards based on the balanced plate from Canada’s Food Guide.
1300 mg of calcium is the amount recommended for students in grades 7-12.
Want to Take it One Step Further?
Students can research what other nutrients are needed for bone health and present findings to the class.