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Children’s Health & Safety 2013, Hartford, CT

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 May 19, 2013, in Hartford, CT, over 35 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 120 children and 30 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:

Professionals present: Pediatrician (1), Dentists (3), Police Officers (2), Firefighters (3), EMT (Ambulance) (2), Fitness Trainer (1),  Dietitian (2), Pharmacy students (20)

Educational Activities organized: Teddy Bear Clinic, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration, General Health Education

Workshops:, Nutrition, Hygiene, Home and Auto Safety, Sun Safety

I thought this event was really good. It teaches kids how to eat healthy, how to get exercise and how to be safe in general.
– Pooja Patel, 14 years-old

 This event was really fun because they taught us a lot about different aspects of health like how to brush your teeth, how to wash your hands properly, and ways to stay healthy overall.
– Tej Patel, 13 years-old

 I really enjoyed the dental station because kids like eating sugary candies and they taught us the importance of eating healthy and brushing our teeth.
– Isha, 10 years-old