“The goal of the program is to increase awareness of osteoporosis as a preventable disease by practicing healthy lifestyles including consuming a healthy diet high in calcium and engaging in regular weight-bearing physical activity.” The Building Better Bones curriculum includes lesson overviews, speaking notes, handouts, pre and post tests, activities, additional resource links, and food demonstration recipes.
- Pilot Tested
Piloted in 1999-2000 school year in 6 counties statewide in Arizona. Was taught in five schools and reached 571 students. The data revealed a 57% increase in students recognizing what osteoporosis is, a 71% increase in knowledge of how much calcium is. Koslo, J.L., J. Nowak, K. Twitchell, S. Strembel 17th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Poster Session, “Building Better Bones”-An Osteoporosis Prevention Curriculum for Fifth and Sixth Graders, Feb 2003.