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World Osteoporosis Day

Milk glassWhat is World Osteoporosis Day?

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD) was founded by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to inform people on how they can prevent this silent bone disease by raising awareness about osteoporosis and the risk factors that can lead to the disease.

Learn more about osteoporosis, symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment here.

When is World Osteoporosis Day?

October 20 of each year.

How does IOF raise osteoporosis awareness?

Each year, the IOF focuses on a particular theme related to osteoporosis  and launches a year-long campaign to raise awareness of osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This year’s theme is “3 Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise.” Find out how to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis here.

Sources: iofbonehealth.org, worldosteoporosisday.org
Photo Source: By Stefan Kühn (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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World Nutella Day

February 5 is World Nutella Day!

Nutella is a brand name chocolate hazelnut spread invented in the 1940s and introduced to the market in 1963. Nutella is manufactured by Italy-based company, Ferrero, and the spread’s main ingredients include hazelnut, cocoa, and skim milk.

World Nutella Day is an occasion where Nutella lovers all over can unite based on their love of the sweet spread. Celebrate by dipping fruit in Nutella or spreading some on toast to jumpstart your breakfast. Participate in the Nutella discussion by using Twitter hashtag #nutelladay.

Sources: Nutella Day, Wikipedia

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Milk Day

Happy Milk Day!

On January 11, 1878, milk was delivered in bottles for the first time. Prior to this, milk was delivered by wagon in large cans,  and people would have to ladle milk into their own containers (often open pails). The introduction of milk distribution in glass bottles offered a much more sanitary alternative to milk delivery and kept the milk fresher than the previous method.

Commemorate this momentous occasion and celebrate Milk Day by pouring yourself an ice cold glass of milk and reflecting on how far milk production and distribution has come. Enjoy!

Sources: Cooks Info, The Ultimate Holiday Site, Rita Ballantyne

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