About HBAW

What is Healthy Bones Action Week?

Healthy Bones Action Week (formerly Nationally Healthy Bones Week) has been encouraging people of all ages to protect their bones since its inception in 1994.

Osteoporosis is one of the least-discussed, under-diagnosed and under-treated diseases in Australia, yet poor bone health affects 2 in 3 Australians over 50 years, including a growing number of men.

You are never too young – or old – to act when it comes to protecting your bones. For information about your age group visit our Why Strong Bones section.

Healthy Bones Action Week calls on Australians of all ages to take the three actions to build and maintain healthy bones:

1. Increase daily serves of calcium through milk, cheese or yoghurt;  

2. Go for a walk or committing to some new form of regular exercise; and

3. Spend time outdoors to get more vitamin D.

Every year we provide families, schools, community groups and other organisations with ideas and resources to get involved in Healthy Bones Action Week, and help us spread the word on the key actions needed for building and maintaining healthy bones – check the Get Involved page for details.

Healthy Bones Action Week is an initiative of Dairy Australia.