Rotary Club of Garden City of Georgetown launches healthy eating children’s book

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The Rotary Club of Garden City of Georgetown together with the District 7030 Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee have launched a healthy eating children’s handbook in Guyana.

The book’s author is Rotarian Valentin Marie from the Rotary Club of Remire Montjoly in French Guiana and is illustrated by Rotarian Diego.

According to the Club, the book is “Eat Well, Move Well” and provides girls and boys with a simple but technically sound guide to healthy eating and exercise.

“The contents of this book can be used by teachers and guardians for children from the age of 8 years old to share information on healthy food choices in a storytelling format for greater impact.

“It is also an educational tool pointing out the benefits of eating healthy, drinking water and exercising,” the Club stated.

On Monday, the Rotary Club of Garden City of Georgetown handed over 50 copies to the National Library to be placed in the Juvenile sections in the city, Bookmobiles, and out-district Library centers.

District 7030 has embarked on a medium to long-term initiative to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity across the region where 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese.

According to the Club, this staggering number is indeed a threat to future generations, if not taken seriously the region’s Non-Communicable Diseases which are already high will continue to spiral out of control as the cycle continues.

The distribution of the book is one of many initiatives including the distribution of water bottles to school children that the District will focus on for at least 3 years.

If you are interested in a copy of the book, you can contact the Rotary Club of Garden City of Georgetown via its Facebook page; e-copies are also available.

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