Healthy kids day: Minister stresses good nutrition for children

The day was celebrated by Nestlé Pakistan to mark educating more than 100,000 children about nutrition


Our Correspondent October 26, 2016
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LAHORE: Children are the future and in order to ensure a good future, our children need to be healthy. This was said by State Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarrar at the Nestlé Healthy Kids Day 2016, where she was the chief guest.

The day was celebrated by Nestlé Pakistan to mark educating more than 100,000 children about nutrition, hygiene, hydration and an active lifestyle.

“Pakistan is a food-surplus country, but the rate of malnutrition among the population is alarming and the government remains committed to addressing this problem,” she said.

The state minister further said the government’s efforts to protect the health of mother and child was on-going. “Children are the most vulnerable part of the society and require protection from disease and malnutrition,” she said adding that nutrition was an important part of Vision 2025.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2016.

 

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