March is National Nutrition Month...
A Brief History:
Dr. Marcy Leeds has been dealing with issues of national and international hunger for more than ten years. She visited the
Calcium is mainly found in dairy products along with dark leafy greens and food with added calcium. Some dairy products include milk, cheese, and yogurt. Dairy products are essential because along with containing calcium, they also contain many other needed nutrients. These include protein, phosphorus, magnesium, and added vitamin D (in milk). Together, these nutrients help carry out fundamental processes needed in growing children and teens. Calcium is needed to help bones grow during children’s younger years and also to make the bones strong. If bones do not have adequate calcium, there is a higher risk of developing osteoporosis (brittle bones susceptible to bone breaks, usually seen in elderly women) later in life.
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Make a check payable to SRU Foundation “The Milk Fund” and send to
Dr. Marcy Leeds
Department of Health & Safety
Slippery Rock, PA 16057