I consider myself a strong woman. That is when it comes to caring, loving, nurturing and just plain getting through life. I want my daughter to be just as strong. She is only 8 but she already has shown that she is responsible and strong very much like her mother and grandmother. However, it is also important that she take care of herself which includes making sure she builds strong bones.
As a young child she can run, jump, and twirl with the best of them while I sit on the sidelines thinking I use to do that at one time. For a child in these days she eats pretty healthy, with a glass of milk each day and she loves her veggies and fruits. However when she becomes a teen her diet and health will become even more important. Did you know that 86% of teen girls do not get enough calcium in their daily diets. This is critical because 95% of bone building happens by age 20. Yikes I had no idea, and honestly can’t remember how I ate in my teens. I definitely do not want her to fall into that 86%. I want to make sure she is aware of how important total health is now when she can absorb everything and doesn’t have the “mom knows nothing” attitude. When she eats healthy I tell her how proud I am and I explain why the foods she eats are so good for her. I’m trying to instill that feeling of eating this makes me feel good.
Viactiv Calcium Chews
Viactiv Soft Chews provide 100% of the daily recommended amount of calcium plus vitamins D3 and K for most women. I was sent two samples both delicious milk chocolate and caramel flavors. Having tried them both I really love the flavor of the caramel most. As a 40 (yes I said 40) year old woman it is not too late to take care of my bones. For my age range I should be getting 1000mg of calcium a day. I’m pretty sure without a vitamin like Viactiv I’m not getting that much.
Viactiv is part of the three keys to healthy bones:
- Obtaining an adequate daily dose of calcium from your diet
- Regular bone strengthening exercises
- Supplementing when diet is not enough
Building Strong Bones Together
My daughter may not yet be a teen (if though I think sometimes she thinks she is) it doesn’t mean I can’t start her down the path of getting in her recommended calcium which for ages 9-18 is 1300mg a day. Here are are some great tips:
How can I help my teenage daughter get additional calcium through her diet
There are many calcium boosters that you can include in your teen’s diet to help her reach the recommended daily amount of calcium. A cup of low-fat chocolate milk at breakfast will add about 300 milligrams (mg) of calcium daily. Low-fat string cheese is also a crowd favorite and an easy way to add another 150 mg of calcium per stick. A fruit smoothie made with one cup of low-fat yogurt and fresh fruit can add almost 375 mg.
Two of the #1 doctor-recommended VIACTIV® Calcium Soft Chews provide teens with almost 80% of their daily value of calcium (500 mg each/1000 mg total), plus vitamins D and K, and are intended to help achieve recommended daily dietary levels of these nutrients. Available in chocolate or caramel, each chew is individually wrapped, making it easy to toss into a gym bag, purse, or lunch bag. More information: http://www.viactiv.com/teens.php
Viactiv Calcium chews can be found at Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS, Target, Walgreens, and drugstore.com.
Viactiv 15th Birthday Bash Facebook Giveaway
- Entry periods for the Viactiv 15th Birthday Bash Giveaway will occur on the 4th through 15th of each month, as listed below:
- Each month on the 15th, fifteen (15) winners will be randomly to receive two (2) canisters of Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews in the flavor of their choice –they can keep one and share the other one with someone else — teen daughter, sister, best friend, mother or another special woman in your life.
- Winners chosen: 4/15; 5/15; 6/15; 7/15 (60 total winners)
- Winners are announced on the Viactiv Facebook page
- Learn more at www.facebook.com/viactiv
Get the latest information on Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews at www.viactiv.com. #ViactivYoursandHers
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.