Healthy Bones Action Week | 17-23 August 2020

Since the introduction of COVID-19 restrictions earlier in the year, Aussies are spending more time at home than ever before. This has the potential to have a lasting impact on bone health.

This year Healthy Bones Action Week will embrace online fitness and wellness trends to provide Aussies with daily video inspiration to improve their bone health, wherever they are. Over the course of the week we will share a series of five videos featuring AFL legend Jonathan Brown, Dr Sandra Iuliano, dietitians from the Health Performance Collective, fitness instructor /online influencer Sarah Piotrowski and St Kilda FC Dietitian, Alison Miles who will discuss the role of dairy in bone health, three key steps to maintaining healthy bones and why dairy is so important in the diet. 

Enjoy the following videos.

Dairy Ambassador Jonathan Brown - Talking bone health


Dairy for Bone Health with Health Performance Collective


Weight-bearing Workout with Sarah Piotrowski (for full workout version click here)


Sports Nutrition for Healthy Bones with St Kilda FC

Talking Kids Bone Health


Here are a couple of ways you can get involved and support this important health initiative:  

1. Host a Healthy Bones Action Week initiative in your workplace, encouraging staff to take the three actions for healthy bones each day. Share daily video content from @AustralianDairy to kick-start the initiative!  

2. Share Healthy Bones Action Week with your social followers. Encourage all Australians to do something positive for their bone health, by taking three simple actions for Healthy Bones. Share the video content from @AustralianDairy, a different video will be posted each day during the week.  

Healthy Bones Action Week has called on Australians to protect their bones since 1994. People of all ages are encouraged to take three simple actions to build and maintain healthy bones:

Three simple actions to promote and maintain bone health at every life stage

Want to know what is happening for Healthy Bones Action Week in schools? Discover Dairy along with Kimberlin Education will launch an ‘Expert Classroom video’ on Tuesday, 18 August. Nutrition bone scientist, Dr Sandra Iuliano will feature in the 10-minute education session explaining the importance of bone health to students and the three simple actions to building and maintaining healthy bones, with a focus on dairy foods.

To follow up on their learning, students can participate in a live Q&A with Dr Iuliano later in the week and download a healthy bones planner and jigsaw puzzle from the website. You can visit www.dairy.edu.au for more information to share with your local school.