National Healthy Bones Week 2012
National Healthy Bones Week (NHBW) is back for 2012 encouraging Australians at all stages of life to team dairy intake with exercise for positive bone health. This year NHBW runs from 19th-25th August, and will highlight the importance of a calcium-rich diet by celebrating the time-honoured, classic calcium booster - the milkshake! More than just a simple and tasty way to boost bone strength, milkshakes have the ability to conjure up memories of childhood rituals, racing to the local milk bar to spend your pocket money, first dates, hot summer nights and fun with friends.
To celebrate the NHBW 'milkshake' theme, a number of cute, quirky and calcium-loving cafes are helping the public get their daily serve of calcium with free milkshakes and smoothies. During NHBW, milkshake-lovers can head down to participating cafés and pick up a delicious free shake and calcium boost. National Healthy Bones Week Free Shake Days will be held at the following cafes on the dates below. Updates and information for each café will also be announced via twitter @HealthyBonesAU
and the NHBW website www.healthybones.com.au
Established by Dairy Australia in 1994, National Healthy Bones Week
is a health promotion initiative that aims to educate Australians about the importance of calcium-rich foods, such as dairy. NHBW also highlights dairy's key role in building and maintaining strong healthy bones to help prevent the development of osteoporosis later in life.
Resources are available on the NHBW website, www.healthybones.com.au
. The website includes tips and information on ways to improve and maintain bone health, delicious calcium-rich recipes and calcium meal planners for all age groups, as well as great competitions and resources for schools.