Visitors to the 2008 Indiana State Fair had the opportunity to step right up, explore and learn how diet and exercise keep bones healthy. The Foods and Nutrition Department in partnership with the Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center provided the main attraction in the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion, an exhibit called
“The Bone ZoneCarnival of Healthy Choices.” The Bone Zone featured nine informative, interactive displays that engaged children and adults, to help them develop lifelong, healthy habits. The exhibit featured interactive games, hands-on activities, entertaining videos, and important details about bone health, diet, and exercise.
Research based information from the department’s signature area of calcium and bone health was presented with humor and pizzazz with activities including the incredible bone crusher, the amazing bone builder, a funhouse mirror, and a fortune teller. All of the interactive displays focused on choosing calcium rich foods, building strong bones with weight bearing exercise, and making lifelong healthy habits. Though the Bone Zone debuted at the state fair,it is available to travel to other venues and museums. The exhibit was made possible through the generous support of the Dairy & Nutrition Council of Indiana.
Contact Angie Abbott, FNP/EFNEP Director, for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org