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Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Los Angeles, CA

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 Los Angeles, CA

September 16, 2012

Time  9:00 am to 1:30 pm
No. of Participants 131
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 4 Search & Rescue team members
  • 15 members of Martial Arts
  • 7 Pediatricians
  • 4 Dentists
  • 1 Orthodontist
  • 1 Chiropractor
  • 2 Pharmacist
  • 1 General Physician
  • 8 Nurses 
  • 3 Firemen
  • 1 Dermatologist
  • 1 Allergist
  • 1 ENT
  • 1 Child Psychiatrist
  • 2 Optometrists
  • 20 Students from School of Optometry
  • 1 Sports Therapy
  • 1 Physical Therapist
  • 1 Dietician
List of Services provided
  • Educational lectures & Workshops on We Can! Eat Right & Get Active 
  • Fire Department
  • Teddy Bear Clinic
  • Full Vision Screening
  • Healthcare Consultations by professionals listed above
  • Fingerprinting
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Magic Show
  • Martial Arts Demonstrations 
  • Internet Safety
  • Poison Prevention
  • BMI & Height & Weight
  • Obstacle Courses (2)
  • Hand washing Hygiene
  • Passenger Safety
  • Dress up Photo Booth
  • 25 pairs of eye glasses donated to Lion’s International Club 
Prizes and Freebies  for Children
  • Special  Prizes: 1 Camera, 1 Automatic Toothbrush
  • Freebies for All Kids: T shirts, drawstring backpacks, whistles, mints, highlighters

I am blessed by the fact that BAPS Charities made this happen. Happy to see the turnout…thank you.

  • Art Bennet, Mayor, Chino Hills 

Excellent opportunity for parents to talk to doctors about their children and get more educated…would like to thank BAPS Charities for organizing this event to help the society.

  • Aarti KulshrestaPediatrician

This is the first time I am at a BAPS Charities event. Great setup. It gives a chance for parents and children to meet doctors…great experience…glad you guys are having this.

  • Lance GerodiasVCMA             

I am glad to being public demo for BAPS Charities Children’s health and safety day. Kids are having a good time.  I always have a good time and I am treated well here. 

  • Jeff Westfall, Fire Department

I learned to eat healthy. I liked the activities.

  • Meera Panchal, age 7 participant