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Welcome Moms and Dads! Come learn about your toddlers bone development Presentation by your local dietitians: Paige Wey Tyler Setlock
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Overview O Strength of bone is influenced by: O Genetics O Environment O Physical activity O Diet
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Early Skeletal Growth O Bone development- physical maturity O Epiphyses O Growth centers O Thin and disappear
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Bone growth O Unconnected skull O Soft spots O Flexibility for birth canal O Brain increase in size
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10-12 months O Crawling O Upper arm and thigh bone same rate O Falling- ut oh! O Bones are softer and more flexible O Less likely to break
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13-18 months O Soft spots close O head keeps growing until teens O Bones growing at half the speed O Thigh bone grows much fast by age 3
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Calcium + Vitamin D Influences O Vitamin D and Calcium are major factors in bone development at an early age O These nutrients are critical at ages 2-3 as many parts of the body are in the process of ossification from cartilage to hard bone O Toddler and maternal nutrition play key roles in early bone growth O Bone Accretion O Bone Mineral Content/Density
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Vitamin D O Vitamin D important for aid with transport of calcium O Transport creation O Maximize bone growth O Recommended intake (toddlers): 600 IU/d O
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