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Be good role models, teachers urged

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, February 15, 2014

PARTICIPANTS at a nutrition training in Labasa were yesterday reminded of their responsibility as role models in their respective communities.

Save the Children Fiji health officer northern Mere Sevukiwai said children idolised adults in many ways.

In terms of eating habits, she said: "You are role models and whatever you do can impact the little ones around you.

"For instance, if students see their teachers eating snacks in front of them, they can be tempted to eat junk foods.

"Whether it's food or behaviour, it's important we be role models to our young ones because they are watching us. Whatever we do will influence them one way or another."

Commenting on the diet of children, Mrs Sevukiwai said it was only proper for children to eat right and live well.

She said parents could make use of available fruits and vegetables instead of giving their children fizzy drinks, snacks and fast food.

Mrs Sevukiwai added that parents should ensure their children were well-fed so their growth was not affected.








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