Nutrition for bones

Eating and drinking the right things can help support your bone health at every stage of your life.

Calcium and vitamin D are two nutrients well-known to be important for bones. But there are many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are vital to help your bones stay healthy and strong. 

Try not to become too concerned with getting all these in your diet. If you enjoy a healthy, balanced diet, you're getting everything you need.

A healthy, balanced diet

This is all about eating meals that have foods from the four main food groups:

  • fruit and vegetables
  • carbohydrates, like bread, potatoes, pasta and cereals
  • dairy and alternatives
  • proteins, like beans, eggs, fish and meat

For more information about these food groups and how much of each you need, we recommend you take a look at The Eatwell Guide, developed by the NHS.

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