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Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Atlanta, GA

In 2012, the National Institute of Health launched the “We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity & Nutrition)” initiative to help children stay at a healthy weight by encouraging healthy eating, increased physical activity, and reduced time in front of a television or computer screen. In support of this initiative, BAPS Charities hosted Children’s Health and Safety Day across North America and spread the message of healthy living to children and their families to help curb obesity and promote healthy eating habits from the early years of childhood. BAPS Charities’ volunteers worked in tandem with local pediatricians, nutritionists, dentists, and nurses to teach children about hygiene, healthy living, and physical activity.

Center Atlanta, GA

September 15, 2012

Time  11:00 am – 5:00 pm
No. of Participants 200
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 10 Primary Care Physicians
  • 3 Pediatrician
  • 1 ENT specialist
  • 2 Child Psychiatry specialist
  • 3 Dentists
  • Safety Specialists
  • Police Officers
  • Fire fighters
  • K-9 units
  • Air-Life GA EMS helicopter operator
  • EMS Technicians
List of Services provided
  • General Health Education 
  • Dental Health Education 
  • Educational lectures on Let’s Move! (active lifestyle), Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Reducing screen time, Child Safety, Dental Health, Home and auto  Safety 
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • BMI and photo ID
Prizes and Freebies for Children

Freebies for All Children: 

  • Photo ID from CVS
  • Teddy Bear (For Teddy Bear Clinic from Wal-Mart)
  • Dental supplies (tooth brush and paste)

“I loved getting a teddy bear from the doctor. Now I know how to take care of myself when I get sick “

  • Naya Patel, a participant

“The workshops were a wonderful idea to really get children to interact with the doctors and learn about healthy living habits. But to add on to that, they got to learn about what they could do to increase their own safety. Through these initiatives the children get two things, the first being they start to make the connections and secondly, they get to not panic when there actually is a safety situation where they could do now do something about it.”