Schools must create health movement

Ministry of Education , Heritage and Arts permanent secretary Alison Burchell. Picture: FT. File

Ministry of Education , Heritage and Arts permanent secretary Alison Burchell. Picture: FT. File

Update: 6:52PM IN order to better address our current Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) crisis schools need to be committed to lifelong movement.

This was said by the Ministry of Education , Heritage and Arts permanent secretary Alison Burchell at the Fiji Principals Association Conference in Suva last week. 

Ms Burchell said changing the mindset of students at a young age was vital and that NCDs would not be eradicated through exercise alone. 

“Trying to train children into that at an early age is important to be able to change the way that they think,” she said. 

“In Fiji we’re not going to combat NCDs  only through physical exercise but we also have to change our diets.”

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