Bone health: The role of calcium and vitamin D

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Find out how calcium and vitamin D help build strong bones.

Key points

  • Calcium and vitamin D are two important nutrients for bone health.
  • Good sources of calcium include milk, cheese, soybeans, tofu, sardines, salmon, blackstrap molasses, almonds, sesame seeds, broccoli and kale.
  • Sources of vitamin D include sunlight and foods such as sardines, salmon, tuna, milk and fortified orange juice.
  • Many people need to take a supplement to make sure they get enough vitamin D every day.
Last updated: December 18th 2013