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Girlshealth.gov was created by the Office on Women's Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information for parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.
Best Bones Forever! is a national bone health campaign aimed at helping girls ages 9- 14 (and their parents!) understand that now is the time to build strong bones for life. The campaign, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health, encourages girls and their BFFs (Best Friends Forever) to eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D and get lots of physical activity, particularly activities that involve running and jumping, like basketball or soccer.
Content last updated: October 27, 2010.