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Name of education programme
Growing Healthy Bones – Avoiding Osteoporosis

Originating organisation
Fundación Hispana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabólicas Oseas (FHOEMO)

Contact
Professor Aurelio Rapado
Fundación Hispana de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabólicas Oseas
Gil de Santivañes 6-2º dcha
28001 Madrid

Tel/Fax:  +34 91 578 35 10
E-mail:fhoemo@fhoemo.com

Description of the programme
The programme, which concentrates on delivering recommendations for growing strong, healthy bones and for avoiding fractures, is run in schools as an extra-curricular activity. For World Osteoporosis Day a writing contest was organised by FHOEMO and interested teachers.

Is the programme still running?
Yes

Target audience
Girls aged 12-16
Boys aged 12-16

Has the programme been approved by your scientific advisory committee?
Yes

Poster

What worked well
Teenagers, their parents and grandparents all showed interest.

What didn't work well
Limited support from health authorities.

Type of information and material available
Posters
Leaflets
Other: slides

Are you willing to provide material and advice to other IOF members?
Yes

Languages in which the material is available
Spanish

Budget
US$10,000

Corporate sponsors
Danone Dairy Products

Other partners
Private Schools and Community Health Councils

Did the programme use celebrities, role models or mentors?
No

Is the programme suitable for other countries?
Yes

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