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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to host series on bone health

RELEASE DATE: January 7, 2014

TAVARES — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting an educational program that focuses on improving bone health, reducing the risk of fractures and improving balance. The three-part series called “Build Your Bones,” will be held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – noon on Jan. 14, 21 and 28 at the Lake County Extension Office, 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

“A broken bone can be life altering,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences extension agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County. “The program’s goal is provide knowledge on how to properly nourish bones and to reduce the risk of a fracture from a fall.”
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that over 45 million Americans are affected by either osteoporosis or low bone density. The disease impacts both men and women of all ages and ethnicities and many people don’t know they have weakened bones until a fracture occurs.

Pre-registration for this program is required by Jan. 13 at http://bones2014.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2719. There is a $10 materials fee, but those who cannot afford the fee should contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County Office.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.

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More Information:
Julie England
352-343-4101 ext. 2719
http://bones2014.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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