PFA all set to launch ‘Eat Safe; Healthy Kids Campaign’

LAHORE   -  As per the vision of Chief Minis­ter Punjab, the Punjab Food Au­thority (PFA) is all set to launch the ‘Eat Safe; Healthy Kids Campaign’ in private and public schools of Punjab from March 1. PFA Director General Mu­hammad Asim Javaid said that the campaign aims to educate school-going children about making nutritious food choices right from childhood. The PFA team consisting of expert nutri­tionists will also give guidance on it to teachers and parents.

He said that PFA will launch this campaign from the Nation­al Nutrition Month of March across the districts of the Pun­jab province step by step. He said that the authority will en­courage children to eat healthy food through painting, drawing and storytelling. Moreover, PFA will also target school-going children for their medical screening and nutrition train­ing. He said that the teams will conduct medical tests of chil­dren and employees regarding body mass index, weight, skel­etal muscle mass and height free of cost. He further said teachers and parents will also be trained to eat healthy and nutritious food daily for the good health of children. Mu­hammad Asim said that pro­moting a healthy lifestyle is the top priority of the Punjab Food Authority. He said that PFA will ensure the availability of nu­tritious food everywhere from street food to school canteens for children. “If today’s children are healthy, tomorrow’s future will be bright,” he said.

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