Bronx doctors urge parents to incorporate calcium into child?s diet
Health officials say one in 10 Bronx residents is diagnosed with preventable bone disease. During National Dairy Month, Bronx doctors are hoping to change the statistics for future generations. They say the solution is simple and are encouraging parents to make sure their children get enough calcium to prevent osteoporosis. Exercise is also a key component for bone health. While some Bronx parents fear kids may get hurt while playing outdoors, doctors say it is crucial for the durability of bone development.