Growing Strong and Healthy with Mister Bone: An Educational Program to Have Strong Bones Later in Life
AbstractOptimal peak bone mass and bone health later in life are favored by a sufficient calcium intake in infancy, childhood and adolescence. The purpose of this study was to test a new educational program created to monitor and to improve calcium and vitamin D intake in children. Nutritional habits in children were evaluated through a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to assess the intake of calcium, vitamin D, dairy products, and total caloric energy at baseline and after seven months of exposure to a unique educational program applied between November 2013 and May 2014 in 176 schoolchildren (48% male, 52% female) attending the fourth and fifth grades of two selected primary schools in Florence, Italy. A significant increase of calcium (from 870 ± 190 to 1100 ± 200 mg/day, p < 0.05), and vitamin D (from 3.6 ± 1.53 to 4.1 ± 2 µg/day) intake in children was documented after the educational program. The amount of specific foods important for bone health consumed, such as milk and vegetables, increased significantly, both in male and female children (p < 0.05). The proposed educational program appears to be effective in modifying calcium intake in children, with a significant increase in the consumption of dairy products and vegetables, but without a significant change in the total caloric intake. View Full-Text
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Pampaloni, B.; Cianferotti, L.; Gronchi, G.; Bartolini, E.; Fabbri, S.; Tanini, A.; Brandi, M.L. Growing Strong and Healthy with Mister Bone: An Educational Program to Have Strong Bones Later in Life. Nutrients 2015, 7, 9985-9998.
Pampaloni B, Cianferotti L, Gronchi G, Bartolini E, Fabbri S, Tanini A, Brandi ML. Growing Strong and Healthy with Mister Bone: An Educational Program to Have Strong Bones Later in Life. Nutrients. 2015; 7(12):9985-9998.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pampaloni, Barbara; Cianferotti, Luisella; Gronchi, Giorgio; Bartolini, Elisa; Fabbri, Sergio; Tanini, Annalisa; Brandi, Maria L. 2015. "Growing Strong and Healthy with Mister Bone: An Educational Program to Have Strong Bones Later in Life." Nutrients 7, no. 12: 9985-9998.