Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Chicago, IL

Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Chicago, IL

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 Chicago, IL
Date

September 16, 2012

Time  12:00 noon to 4:30 pm
No. of Participants 200
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 4 Safety Specialists
  • 2 Nutritionist
  • 4 Little Kid’s Care Specialist
  • 2 Police Officer’s
  • 1 Social Worker
  • 2 Exercise Physiologist
  • 1 Primary Care Physician
  • 1 Dentist
List of Services provided
  • General Health Education 
  • Dental Health Education 
  • Educational lectures on Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Parenting 101, Child Safety, Kid’s Health, Dental Health, Street Smarts & Safety 
  • Educational station’s on general hygiene, healthy food, aerobics, physical fitness 
  • Workshop and demonstrations physical fitness
  • Mock Emergency Room (Teddy Bear Clinic)
Freebies
  • Safety and health coloring books
  • Alexian Brothers Medical Center Drawstring bags
  • Teddy Bear’s
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

 

Opinions

I am very happy to volunteer at the BAPS Charities Children’s Health and Safety day. It was an amazing event. I was really impressed with how organized the entire event was. 

  • Gabe Sutton, Exercise Physiologist, University of Illinois at Chicago. 

It was amazing to see how each child was given a teddy bear and taught how to take care of their body via fun organized sessions. 

  • Dr. Sanjay Patel, Internal Medicine

Thank you BAPS Charities for having me help out in this event. If BAPS Charities ever needs my assistance, I will be there. 

  • Julian, Nutritionist

My favorite session was Dental because I never realized how dirty our teeth got because we eat and drink all day long, that is why it’s important to brush twice a day.  I also learned it is important to keep your teeth looking clean and healthy because the first thing people notice is our smile, so it’s important to take care of your teeth” 

  • Radha Patel (11-year old Participant)

 

The BAPS Charities Health and Safety Day is very beneficial to parents; many of whom will benefit greatly from the information about child safety at home and beyond. 

  • Khyati Anjaria (Parent)
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