Name of education programme
Osteoporosis Isn't That Something That's Going to Happen to Your Mother? Maybe Not!
Special Education Programme for Teachers
Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society
Dr Dusa Hlade Zore
Prod hrasti 65
Description of the programme
The project began in 2000 and will run to the end of 2001. Its objectives are to increase awareness of the importance of healthy bones and of adopting a health lifestyle in childhood to prevent osteoporosis. The programme aims at motivating teachers, via teacher workshops, to educate their pupils on this theme. At present, the tools used include the Society Bulletin, slide presentations, leaflets and questionnaires. Teachers then impart the information within the school curriculum and also through special activities.
Is the programme still running?
Girls aged 10-18
Boys aged 10-18
Has the programme been approved by your scientific advisory committee?
What worked well
The workshops appear to have been well received.
What didn't work well
Time and resources are limited and it is difficult to get some teachers to participate in the programme.
Type of information and material available
Internet site (in preparation)
Other: transparencies, slides, PC presentation
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?