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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Time  9:00 am to 2:00 pm
No. of Participants 59
No. of Healthcare professionals & specialists
  • 6 Penn Dental Students
  • 1 Practicing Dentist
  • 5 USP Pharmacy Students
  • 1 Working PharmD Graduate
  • 13 Total Healthcare professionals and specialists
List of Services provided
  • Kids Olympics Medals Competition
  • Dental Screenings
  • 10 minute Chinese Zodiac Animal Workout Exercise
  • Interactive Education about: Reducing Screen Time, Eating Healthy, Me and My Shiny Teeth Dental Education.
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste samples, Dental Floss
  • We Can! Educational brochures
  • 10 minute Chinese Zodiac Animal exercise workout sheet
  • Autographed Phillies Players posters
  • Philly Phanatic bobble head dolls
  • Eating Right educational pamphlets and Silly bands.



I really enjoyed today because we learned many new things and at the same time we were having fun.

  • Jalpesh Patel, 11 year old participant

The best part of today was the Olympics, I didn’t know that staying healthy and being active could be this fun.

  • Arpan Patel, 12 year old participant