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Thursday, March 20, 2008

March is National Nutrition Month...

Rita McClelland, Resource Sharing, shares the following resources about a worthy campus cause... The Milk Fund, a non-profit organization.

A Brief History:
Dr. Marcy Leeds has been dealing with issues of national and international hunger for more than ten years. She visited the Philippines in December 1997 and discovered that the majority of children had an inadequate supply of milk due to lack of money. From this observation she started The Milk Fund and has been visiting the Philippines annually to distribute milk to preschoolers and school-aged children. With help from people like you, The Milk Fund continues to provide much needed calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients to young Filipinos.

Milk Facts:
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.

Want to Help?
Make a check payable to SRU Foundation “The Milk Fund” and send to
Dr. Marcy Leeds
Department of Health & Safety
Slippery RockUniversity
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


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