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School students get insights into safe food, healthy eating

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Guwahati, April 10: raya Superspecialty Hospital in Guwahati initiated a school reach-out program to mark the occasion of World Health Day. Over 200 students and teachers across city schools attended the semir, which drew attention to the subject of Food Safety, Healthy Eating and basic Hygiene.

The objective of the program was to sensitize students and teachers on the impact of food borne diseases on human health and the golden keys to food safety. The interactive sessions were conducted by the hospital’s dietician Mrs. Shabista sreen. Apart from an hour long interactive session with the students, food Safety quizzes were also conducted to reinforce learning. The excitement in the air was palpable as the students intently listened to the talk and enthusiastically participated in the quiz.

“Individuals can play an important role in promoting food safety from practicing safe food hygiene, learning how to take care when cooking certain specific foods items, to reading the labels when buying packed or frozen food.” said Redt. Wg. Cdr. Ghosh, Facility Director, raya Superspeciality Hospital, Guwahati. He further added, “Most foods borne disease are preventable with proper food handling”

The semir assumes significance at a time when increased instances of food related illness are emerging across the globe with an estimated 2 million deaths occurring worldwide every year. The semir reached out to young adults and teachers across select city schools and distributed education materials on food safety and healthy eating habits.

raya Superspeciality Hospital brings quality super speciality healthcare to the masses in Assam through its 350 bedded hospital at Amingaon in Kamrup rural district.

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