Aligning with national health and safety initiatives including those from US Department of Health & Human Services Stop Bullying initiative, The National Institute of Health “We Can!” program, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, BAPS Charities Children’s Health and Safety Days encourage dialogue between children and their families while providing participants with the tools and resources for a better lifestyle: anti-bullying, healthy life choices, and safety in a technology-driven world.
On September 22, 2013, in Washington, D.C, over 15 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 104 children and 20 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:
Professionals present: Pharmacists (5), Pediatrician (1), Registered nurse (1), ENT student (1), Dentists (2), Health coordinator from local community college (1), bicycle shop owners (2), Police Officers (), Fire fighters, EMS Personnel
Educational Activities organized: Police Car Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration,
Educational Lectures: Anti-Bullying, Cyber Safety, Being Healthy, Dental Hygiene, Dehydration, First Aid safety
Workshops: Let’s Move! (active lifestyle), Reducing screen time, Nutrition, Hygiene, Home and Auto Safety, Sun Safety,
It is important for children to know how to make good health choices. We were able to do that today thanks to this great event.
– Alea Helmick, 5th grade teacher, Owings Mills Elementary School
I learned how much water the body is made of and why staying hydrated is important for kids health.
– Stuti Rao, 4th grade student.