Health Week

The first week of February 2016 was observed as Health and Nutrition Week and various events were conducted on different days to mark the event. The health committee members of the PTA took active part in organising the event.

A Health Camp by doctors from St John’s – headed by Dr. Avitha, was held for the third consecutive year. A General Health Check-up and Specialised Eye Check-ups for Students of LKG to Std 9 were the highlights of the event.

A Poster making competition was conducted for Stds 7 & 9. With brightly coloured posters, the school got to witness the importance of choosing right food over junk.

For the first time in the history of the school a Triathlon was organised by the PTA members. Nearly 80 students from Stds 8 & 9 took part enthusiastically in the swim-cycle-run game. Attractive trophies were given away to the winners the following day.

There was a talk for parents by experts to mark the conclusion of the week and there was active participation by nearly 80 parents. The topics were: Risk of Childhood Obesity and the value of Healthier Nutrition in Growing Years. The talk drew from the health check-up which had been conducted. Dr. Avita presented statistical data about the general health and alarming rate of rise in obesity among children in school: 540 out of 2350 students fell under this category. Dr. Vani highlighted the risks of childhood obesity and its complications in the long term as an adult.

Dr. Prithvish educated the parents especially mothers, on how to encourage their children to develop better eating habits. He also shared some ideas to make simple, traditional and nutritious meals, in direct contrast to what children watch on TV.

An excellent interactive panel discussion followed. The panel of doctors moderated by a PTA member Dr. Subramanya, clarified many myths and facts about food and nutrition.

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