December 1997 AAOS Report

Academy joins calcium education program

Laura L. Tosi, MD, represented the Academy at a Nov. 12 press conference in Washington, D.C. announcing a new educational program, developed by the National Fluid Milk Processors (creators of the Milk Mustache advertisement campaign), to educate young people about the importance of calcium for building strong bones and preventing osteoporosis later in life. The new program, "Crash Course on Calcium," also received support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and American Academy of Pediatrics. U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna E. Shalala attended the event to announce the launch of the program aimed at providing teachers and physicians with the materials needed to educate youth about bone health.

Academy members can request a "Crash Course on Calcium" kit that includes video, brochures entitled "Clueless About Calcium," poster and physician tear pads with health tips by contacting (800) WHY-MILK.

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