Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Lansdale, PA

Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Lansdale, PA

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 Lansdale, PA
Date

August 11, 2012

Time  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
No. of Participants 150 (children & caretakers)
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists

2 Primary Care Physician
1 Pediatric Dentist
4 Pharmacist
4 Nurses
1 Police Officer
2 Firemen
1 Fire Chief
2 Paramedics/ 1 Pilot (Helicopter Staff)
1 EMT (Ambulance Staff)
1 Social Worker
4 Sports Counselor/ Coaches
1 Black Belt Karate Sensei

1 Yoga Specialist

List of Services provided

Educational lectures on We Can! Eat Right, Reduce Screen Time, Get Active (100)
Fire, Police, Ambulance, Helicopter Education (150)

Teddy Bear Clinic (50)

Freebies

Raffle Prizes: 5 Phillies Phanatic Teddy Bears, 1 free family 3-month gym membership, 1 gift baskets & 1 membership to local karate studio, WAWA gift cards, ESPN water bottle & pens.

Freebies for All Kids: We Can! Educational brochures, Philly Phanatic bobble head dolls, eating right educational pamphlets.

Opinions

“It was an amazing time and I got to learn fun ways to eat healthier and do more than watch TV and play video games.” – Om Savalia (10-year old)

“The time and effort of all of the volunteers to make this happen is amazing. While it’s geared toward children, there is plenty for adults to learn as I walk away with ways to better my life and to also become healthier with my kids.” – Viraj Patel (mother of 2 daughters)

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