key bone-building learning objectives in the Power4Bones program
have been broken into 4 messages, which are repeated and explored
throughout the program. Each lesson, a new message is explored through comics, Web challenges, Femur’s Findings experiments and emails from characters. Read more about the 4 key messages in Power4Bones.
bones are alive, and they need food to grow! The
easiest way to get these nutrients is through milk and
second lesson of the program, kids will visit an online food
market searching for bone-building foods, read a story about
a brittle-boned human in an evil gang, see Agent Bones "beam
in your town, and watch an alien scientist discover
that bones need food!
addition to bone-building foods, your bones need weight-bearing
activities to grow and get stronger. Activities
like running, skipping, hopscotch and tennis, where different
"impact" the ground or another object, are great
for building bone mass!
In the third
lesson of the program, kids will create a bone-buildling obstacle
course, decode a secret message from a secret agent, and figure
out which sport in a triathlon is best for building bones!
shows that we build most of our bone mass for life during
adolescence. In fact, doctors have taken
to calling osteoporosis
"a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences".
shows that the very age when kids need bone-building
nutrients is often the very age when they stop getting
them in their diets. P4B shows kids how easy it is
to make their bones strong, now and for life.
of the obstacles to behaviour change is the idea that change
is just too hard! We recommend four
bone-building foods per day, and it's easy!
fight a gang that wants to distract them from a bone-healthy
lifestyle! They will learn during their adventure that getting
4 milk and alternatives every day is easy.
A glass of milk, a smoothie, some cheese, a yogurt and you're done!