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Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Dallas, TX

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 Dallas, TX

Oct 6, 2012

Time  9:00 am  to 3:00 pm
No. of Participants 279
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 1 Pediatric Dentist and 1 hygienist
  • 3 Dieticians
  • 4 Nurses
  • 12 Police Officer
  • 1 Police Chief
  • 2 Firemen
  • 1 Fire Chief
  • 2 Paramedics/ 1 Pilot (Helicopter Staff)
  • 1 EMT (Ambulance Staff)
  • 3 Psychologists
  • 1 Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
  • 1 child psychiatrist
  • 2 general pediatricians
  • 1 adolescent medicine doctor
  • 4 Pediatric GI doctors
  • 2 Dermatologists
  • 2 Optometrists
  • 1 Yoga Specialist 
List of Services provided
  • 3 formal educational lectures on Eat Right, Police safety, Dental Hygiene
  • 13 presentations on various topics at 13 booths
  • Fire, Police, Ambulance, Safety Truck education 
  • Teddy Bear Clinic 
  • Child Photo and fingerprint ID
Prizes and Freebies for children

Raffle Prizes:

  • 12 Build-A-Bears donated by Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • 2 free summer gym memberships compliments of Boys & Girl’s Club of Clifton
  • 1 gift basket donated by St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • 5 gift bags donated by St. Mary’s Hospital

Freebies for All Kids:

  • Colgate-Palmolive® hand soaps, toothpastes and toothbrushes
  • Sunscreens and sun safety pamphlets by L’Oreal®
  • Cardholders by Geriscript Pharmacy
  • Kids vitamins sponsored Nutrilite™
  • Poison Prevention brochures and magnets from NJ Poison Control Center
  • First-aid kits
  • Silly bands
  • Hand hygiene pamphlets
  • Encyclopedia’s, toys and books by Boys and Girls Club of Clifton