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Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Birmingham, AL

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 Birmingham, AL

August 18, 2012

Time  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
No. of Participants 50
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 1 Primary Care Physician
  • 2 Pharmacist
  • 3 Nurses
  • 1 Police Officer
  • 2 Firemen
  • 1 Fire Chief
  • 4 Paramedics
  • 2 EMT (Ambulance Staff)
List of Services provided

Freebies for All Children: 

  • Teddy bears
  • First-aid kits
  • We Can! Educational brochures
  • Poison control information

I enjoyed getting in the fire truck and learned so much today!
– Vishal Patel, Child Attendee 

I got to push police car siren, that was so much fun and the policeman taught me a lot.
– Reshma Shah, Child Attendee