Punjab Food Authority holds seminar under ‘Eat Safe Kids’ campaign in Attock

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BY FAISAL MUNIR / DNA

ATTOCK, 3 Mar: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) organized awareness seminars for students under eat safe kids campaign by starting practical steps regarding food selection and awareness among students. In this regard, training was given at Razia Sultana, City School and Boys High School in Attock and a training session was given to the students on using homemade items instead of street food. On behalf of District Food Authority ‘ Eat Safe Kids’ campaign seminar was organized under which the students were made aware to adopt healthy lifestyle and nutritious food habits. The guest of the seminar was Special Deputy Director Operation Jeha Nazeeb Khalid, on this occasion District Food Officer, Secondary Education, Principals of three schools and a large number of students were also present on the occasion. The campaign offers interactive activities, workshops, and educational resources to educate children about the significance of including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins in their diet.

The Spokesman of Food Authority said that the future of the country and the nation is connected with the better mental and physical development of the students. To create a disease-free healthy society, we have to work at the grassroots level. A healthy society is created only by choosing better and quality food. He said that safe, healthy and nutritious food is very important for the full development of children. The school management and parents assured full cooperation for the better development of the students. It is the responsibility of the school administration to provide quality food to the students at the school canteen. Teachers and parents have an important role in the selection of children, so they should always teach their children to choose quality food.  he added.

Addressing the seminar speakers said that the future of the country is connected with the better mental and physical development of the students. “To create a disease-free healthy society, we have to work at the grassroots level”. To create a clean and healthy society, we have to work at the basic level. A healthy society is formed only by choosing better and quality food. Safe, healthy and nutritious food is very important for the full development of children. The campaign aimed at educating the schoolchildren about making healthy food choices. They said that under the first and unique campaign of Punjab, children as well as parents and teachers will be given awareness about food so that they teach their children to always choose quality and healthy food, on this occasion the school administration And the parents assured their full support for the better development of the students. “By teaching them about the benefits of nutritious food, we can help them develop a strong foundation for a healthy lifestyle.”

They said that the school children were in dire need of good nutritious food for their physical development as their height and weight increased only by eating vitamin-rich food. He added that the use of vitamins D and C, calcium, zinc, and potassium improved the health of children. He said the parents should ensure the consumption of fruit and vegetables in the diet of the children. The school management and parents ensured their full cooperation for the better development of the students. The participants appreciated the initiatives of the Director General (PFA), Punjab Government and thanked the officials for a worthy activity.