Children build their skeletons at an amazing pace, especially between age 9 and 14. By the time they are 18, children have 80% of the bone density that will carry them through their lives.
Children need to understand what is happening in their bones and how to optimize the development of their skeleton. The consequences of ignoring bone health can lead to fractures and osteoporosis as they age.
Trained Youth Educators engage and inspire middle school children with interactive stations on physical activity and nutrition to give them the knowledge and skills they need to make bone healthy decisions.
The children participate in a small groups and cycle through a variety of activities that reinforce key messages about building strong bones and go home with a Parent’s Guide to Bone Health.