When I think of growing strong girls, some of the things that initially come to mind are fostering good self esteem and body image. But also, growing strong bones. Growing strong minds AND growing strong bodies. Do you know that a whopping 86% of teenage girls have calcium-deficient diets? That’s a staggering number. For teen girls, this deficiency comes at a crucial time for bone health, since 95% of bone building occurs by the time she’s 20. That’s why I am glad to partner with Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews for their “Chews to be Strong with Viactiv” campaign, to share some important information with you about bone health in teen girls.
As a mother to three daughters and grandmother to two teen girls, I understand the importance of calcium. Maintaining minimum daily calcium requirements will help you to maintain healthy, strong bones throughout your life.
I get to spend a lot of time with my granddaughters. I enjoy teaching them to cook, doing crafts with them and taking them to fun places such as the aquarium and the zoo. I like to think that the time I spend with them is helping to shape them into the incredible young women they are becoming. More importantly, I want to have a positive influence on their health.
Both of my teen granddaughters are active in sports and always on-the-go. Getting them to make healthy diet choices can be challenging. I find the older they get, the less control their mom and I have over the food choices they make for themselves. That’s where Viactiv, the #1 doctor- recommended calcium chew, comes in. As an active “older person” I have been taking Viactiv calcium chews for my own bone health for some time now. It hadn’t occurred to me until recently how much my teen granddaughters have to benefit from taking them too.
Getting the girls to eat the delicious soft chews has been easy. They taste as good as candy and can easily be thought of as a treat. The soft chews are available in two yummy flavors (milk chocolate and caramel), and they’re individually wrapped, so you can toss one Viactiv Soft Chew into her lunch bag so your teen won’t forget during the school day, then have a second chew after dinner.
Even just one Viactiv chew per day (500 mg of calcium with 500 IU of vitamin D) can help her #BeActiv in her bone health (two Viactiv calcium soft chews daily contribute 1000 mg of daily calcium and 1000 IU of vitamin D; teen girls require 1300 mg daily of calcium and at least 600 IUs of vitamin D). You can further boost her calcium with tasty low-fat yogurt, fruit smoothies made with low-fat milk, etc.
It’s so easy to toss a Viactiv calcium soft chew into your daughter or granddaughter’s lunch tote to help meet her daily calcium needs. After all, one of the hardest parts of taking your daily vitamins and supplements is remembering to take them!
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews are available in milk chocolate and caramel flavors at major retailers including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide. Save $2 on your next in-store purchase with the Viactiv printable coupon.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation on behalf of Viactiv that contains affiliate links. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.