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Lunch box checks

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, February 15, 2014

A GROUP of Seaqaqa preschool teachers were yesterday urged to always make an effort to check their students' lunch boxes to ensure they were fed balanced meals.

Save the Children Fiji (SCF) health officer northern Mere Sevukiwai told the teachers such meals were important for children who were at their development stages.

Mrs Sevukiwai said SCF had established a new diet booklet where teachers would be required to check their students' lunch boxes.

The booklet, she said, contained columns to be filled by the teachers about their assessments on students' lunches.

The booklet would be shown to parents at the end of every week to be a guideline in helping them prepare well-balanced meals.

Mrs Sevukiwai said the establishment of the booklet was part of efforts to implement health in the early stages of children's lives.

She said children needed to eat the right type and amount of food in order to grow healthy and physically fit.

She added that a lot of children today suffered from malnutrition because of improper diets.

Youths and women were also part of the nutrition training at the Friendly North Inn in Labasa.





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