QU LAUNCHES ‘SMART START CAMPAIGN’ TO PROMOTE CHILD HEALTH AWARENESS FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Qatar University (QU) launches the ‘Smart Start Campaign’ for 2019-2020, which promotes a physical and psychologically healthy environment targeting children ages 3-6. The campaign, which is in its second year, demonstrates the importance of children 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, Al-Jazi Al-Qahtani commented saying 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.

Source: Qatar University