QU launches ‘Smart Start Campaign’ to promote child health awareness
November 18 2019 10:03 PM
The Smart Start Campaign promotes a physical and psychologically healthy environment.
The Smart Start Campaign promotes a physical and psychologically healthy environment.

Qatar University (QU) has launched the ‘Smart Start Campaign’ for 2019-2020, which promotes a physical and psychologically healthy environment targeting children aged 3-6 years.

The campaign, in its second year, demonstrates the importance of children’s health, as the child represents the future nation.

Head of the Nutrition Department at QU, Dr Tahra El-Obaid explained that the campaign aimed to revive a healthy culture and instill proper habits in children as a preventive system. Investing in healthy growth for children, she says, is the heart of the campaign.

Assistant teacher at the QU Nutrition Department, Jazi al-Qahtani, said this year efforts were being made with the aim of raising awareness in a distinctive and developed way. She added that this year the campaigns plan consists of four stations to achieve its objectives.

The first station is a breakfast station, which teaches children essential information about the most important meal of the day. A plate station, which educates children on the main food groups and how to classify them.

A sugar awareness station, which teaches children about the dangers of excess sugar intake.

Lastly, a physical activity station highlighting the importance of physical activity in everyday life to ensure optimal growth and development.

All stations were created to reflect a friendly, energetic and fun environment that attracts children and includes activities that promote interaction between the campaigns team and children.

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