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Children’s Health & Safety 2013, Jersey City, NJ

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 August 11, 2013, in Jersey City, NJ, over 24 health care professionals and specialists volunteered their expertise and time to educate and bring awareness to 98 children and 60 parents. Below are some of the highlights and data of the event:

Professionals present: Fire Safety Specialists (5), Emergency Medical Technicians (4), Police Officer (3), Detective (1), K-9 Officer (1), Nutritionist (1), Lead Prevention Specialist (1), Poison Control Specialist (2), Children Care Specialist (2), Pediatrics (1), Dentist (2)

Educational Activities organized: General Health Education, Dental Health Education, Police Car Tour, Ambulance Tour & Demonstration, Fire Engine Tour, Fire Safety Demonstration

Educational LecturesLet’s Move! (active lifestyle), Nutrition & Healthy Eating, Child Safety, Kid’s Health, Dental Health, Street Smarts & Safety, Hygiene

I loved the way the fire and policemen trained our children regarding fire hazard and how to react during fire and other emergencies.
– Chirag Patel (Parent)

I think I will start eating more healthy food and will do more exercise after knowing how much important it is for my good health.
– Krish Patel, Attendee

I liked reduce screen time session. From now on, I am going to reduce my time for watching the TV and do things to make my health better!
– Pal Patel, Attendee