City to host Children’s Health Summit
THE Dagupan City government is set to hold the first Children’s Health Summit here.
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez announced this after a meeting with Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Lourdes D. Servito and Department of Health (DOH) Region 1 representative Loida C. Tantiado along with Dr. Sheila C. Sabado of the City Health Office and City Social Welfare and Development Officer-in-charge Leah T. Aquino to discuss the initial plans for the hosting of a Children Health Summit.
The summit is expected to include in its agenda Ms. Fernandez’s advocacy to protect the children against non-communicable lifestyle-related diseases that usually attack the lungs, liver, heart and kidney of children due to the kind of food that they eat while in school or even at home.
“This is to educate our children and create awareness among parents on giving their children the proper nutrition and food that they should eat and the foods that they should avoid while in school to protect them from getting sick or getting poisoned,” said Ms. Fernandez, citing the reported cases of food poisoning in some schools.
The Children’s Health Summit will also focus on teaching the children proper hygiene and to be aware of the ill effects of over exposure to modern gadgets and teenage sexuality.
The city has already taken an initial step on proper hygiene with its “Paligo sa Barangay” that teaches children personal hygiene
The Children’s Health Summit will involve school children from Grades 1 to high school. (CIO)
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