NewZNew (Chandigarh – Kulbir Singh Kalsi) : In an effort to inculcate healthy eating habits among school children, Aanchal International School, organized a special HEALTHY FOOD DAY in the school today. The objective of the activity was to make the students aware about different components of food, balanced diet and deficiency diseases caused due to lack of nutrients in our diet.
Students from kindergarten and primary classes participated in this activity. The students in their costumes enacted as different nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals. They explained the importance of these nutrients, their sources and the diseases caused due to their deficiency. Besides the nutrients, they stressed upon the inclusion of roughage and water in our diet for proper digestion.
With parents being equally concerned for their young one’s health, their involvement was ensured in preparing the healthy foods. The result was that parents sent a large variety of healthy foods like sprouts, fresh fruits, boiled vegetables, salads, juices and milk products. The students were encouraged to bring such healthy dishes in their everyday Tiffin.
The performance was witnessed by Principal Mrs Manju Sood, who appreciated the efforts of enthusiastic students. Addressing the students and teachers she said that, “healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds and even out their moods. It not only helps children do well in physical activities and academic work but also helps in a child’s body growth; she added that “healthy food day” was just another step in fulfilling our endeavor of a healthier and stronger country”.
After the culmination of the activity, the students understood about the importance of all the nutrients present in our food and the effect of junk food on our health. They also learnt the importance of team work as they prepared the activity as a group of different nutrients.