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Changing Children's Diets Today Could Reduce Bone Problems 70 Years From Now

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October 19, 1999
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The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
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A nutrition intervention program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia uses a combination of health education, sophisticated measuring devices and structured rewards to help children increase their consumption of calcium now, and lower their risks in later life of suffering osteoporosis.

PHILADELPHIA — Most of us don’t look at groups of 10-year-olds and envision them as bone-weary senior citizens, but that’s the kind of long-range thinking behind a nutrition intervention program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. By having children increase their consumption of calcium now, the program aims to keep their bones strong and healthy past the middle of the 21st century. Through a combination of health education, sophisticated measuring devices and structured rewards for the participating children, the goal is to improve eating habits, one meal at a time.


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