Germs and Cleanliness!

Germs are tiny living organisms and are found all over the world, in all kind of places. They can invade plants, animals, and people, and sometimes they can make us sick.

Germs grow very fast. They are invisible and if they get into our food and water, they can make us sick. We have to keep our whole body clean so that we do not spread germs to others around us.

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Safe, clean and hygienic food!

All of us enjoy eating! Food provides the necessary nutrients for our well-being and day-to-day activities. We eat food both at home and at places away from home. At times we fall sick from what we eat. These food-borne diseases are caused by harmful microorganisms.

Food safety provides an assurance that food will not cause harm, if prepared or eaten according to its proposed use. Hence, ensuring food safety and cleanliness is essential for prevention of foodborne diseases. We have to keep our food clean and safe from microorganisms that spoil it by following practices that prevent growth of germs like washing hands. Storing food at the right temperature also keeps the food safe from spoiling!

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Nurition and Nourishment!

You are what you eat! So you should take a healthy balanced diet to ensure that you are getting all the essential carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that are needed for healthy growth and development.

You should be eating a wide variety of nutritious foods from all the different food groups like : Lots of fruit and vegetables, Wholegrains (such as brown rice and whole grain chapati), Beans and lentils, Nuts and seeds, and other such nutritious foods.

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Healthy meals and Meal Planning!

Eating a variety of foods keeps our meals interesting and flavorful. It’s also the key to a healthy and balanced diet because each food has a unique mix of nutrients—both mac­ronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).

Along with filling half of your plate with colorful vegetables and fruits (and choosing them as snacks), split the other half between whole grains and healthy protein. Fat is also a necessary part of our diet and we should regularly choose foods with healthy unsaturated fats (such as nuts and seeds)and avoid unhealthy trans fats (from chips and kurkure). Dairy foods and water are also needed in adequate amounts.

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Exercise and Its Benefits!

For kids, exercise means playing and being physically active.You need to be active every day to promote your healthy growth and development.

Kids who establish healthy lifestyle patterns at a young age will carry them - and their benefits - forward for the rest of their lives. Kids exercise when they have PT class at school, during recess, at dance class or cricket practice, while riding bicycles, or when playing outdoor.

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Good Hygiene Habits!

Good hygiene habits start early and having good hygiene habits involves not only handwashing but also other habits. Kids who inculcate a healthy hygiene routine from a young age ensures that they remain safe and healthy all the time.

A few types of personal hygiene you should be aware of relates to food, hand, body. These include oral hygiene, hair care, nail hygiene and many others.

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Drug abuse prevention!

Drug abuse in children is problematic for several reasons. Children are still developing important life skills, their identity, likes, and dislikes. If teens begin experimenting with drugs to fit in or gain friends, they can unknowingly set themselves up for a potentially life-threatening habit, making prevention critical.

Getting familiar with some common warnings and situations and the realities behind them can help students make smarter choices about substance use.

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