Name of education programme
Description of the programme
The goal of the pilot study was to assess the children's knowledge and understanding about bones, teeth, growth, nutrition (including calcium intake), exercise, dental hygiene and osteoporosis. Group sessions were carried out by medical doctors from osteoporosis centres following the initial assessment which was conducted via a questionnaire. The doctors then delivered information about bone care to the children. This group work was followed by a second assessment and a drawing competition. The 10 best drawings received awards at a celebration during World Osteoporosis Day 1999 and were also used to create a calendar.
In co-operation with the Milk Product Council of Hungary, materials, based on the experience from the pilot study, started being developed in 2001. The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth and Sport are also supporting the programme. Leaflets, posters, educational material for children, and a music and dance/exercise programme (called Med Skeleton using Irish folk music and step dancing) are in development.
Is the programme still running?
Has the programme been approved by your scientific advisory committee?
What worked well
What didn't work well
Type of information and material available
Are you willing to provide material and advice to other IOF members?
Languages in which the material is available
Did the programme use celebrities, role models or mentors?
Is the programme suitable for other countries?