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Children’s Health & Safety Day 2012, Orlando, FL

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 Orlando, FL

December 2, 2012

Time  11:00 am to 3:00 pm
No. of Participants 125
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 6 Physicians (Various Specialties)
  • 3 Dentists
  • 3 Pharmacists
  • 2 Physical Therapists
  • 2 Nurses
  • 2 Police Officers
  • 4 Firemen
  • 2 Pilots (Helicopter Staff)
  • 3 EMTs (Ambulance Staff)
  • 1 Social Worker
  • 1 Black Belt Karate Sensei
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)
Prizes and Freebies for children
  • Bags, Teddy Bear souvenir photo and frame
  • ADT T-shirt and whistles
  • Health Eating Cards and Crayons
  • Membership to local karate studio



Playing doctor and learning how to take care of my teddy bear was awesome.

  • Raj Patel, 10 year old participant 

This was a very educational event.  Even though it is for children I feel I have learned a lot about making sure my child leads a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Bhavna Pandya, parent