North Dakota Children are Banking on Strong Bones
Thanks to the North Dakota State University Extension Service, the “calcium crisis” among children in elementary classrooms is finally being addressed. The program, Banking on Strong Bones, is based on MyPlate recommendations and is a multi-week effort that includes classroom nutrition lesson, educational materials, supplementary activities and taste testing. Following the program, about 51 percent of parents reported positive changes in their child’s eating habits as a result of this program.
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