IT WAS an exciting morning for SK Bukit Tinggi pupils in Klang as they took the challenge of a short quiz on healthy eating prepared by Pantai Hospital Klang.
The half-day programme organised by the school saw about 700 Year Four and Year Five pupils being educated on healthy eating and lifestyle.
“We felt it was important to emphasise healthy eating, especially among our pupils who will soon be entering the teenage phase,” said headmistress Jamaliah Ab Hamid, adding that she hoped the programme would put her pupils on a healthier path.
Jamaliah said the school organised such health events every year but this was the first time Pantai Hospital was invited to give a talk on healthy eating.
The pupils were engrossed in the talk and excited to answer the short quiz after the presentation.
“I hope the pupils will make better food choices and have a more balanced diet,” said the hospital’s dietitian Hani Hamima Ismail.
She taught the pupils how much food to consume based on the food pyramid and explained to them the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables.
Hani also shared some tips on fasting during Ramadan and what food to eat to stay healthy during the holy month, including how to ensure they drink eight glasses of water a day.
The hospital is also sponsoring five children from the school to undergo a free circumcision procedure as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme.
Last year, the hospital donated RM10,000 which helped fund a portion of the cost for the construction of the roof at the school’s assembly area.