We’re expanding our pre-puberty materials! In addition to the Girls’ New Puberty resources directed at parents/caregivers, we now have an activity booklet for girls (and all kids) ages 5+. Download and print our Healthy Activity Booklet: Being Healthy is About Feeling Our Best!
Are you wondering why a breast cancer organization is focusing on health promotion for young girls? More girls than ever before are starting puberty prior to age 8, and early puberty is a lifetime risk factor for breast cancer. Furthermore, girls' health while breasts are developing can impact later breast cancer risk. By adopting healthy behaviors before puberty, girls may be less likely to start puberty early and continue healthy habits throughout puberty and beyond. Read our blog posts Breast Cancer Risk Reduction and ZBC’s Girls’ New Puberty Campaign and Why We Focus on Girls’ Health Before and During Puberty to learn more. You can also download our ebook for adults: Guide to Building a Healthy Future For Young Girls.
Written by Lianna Hartmour, ZBC Program Director.