The carnival which ended yesterday was aimed at spreading the gospel of promoting wellness and ensuring a healthy lifestyle. Health Ministry spokesman Shalvin Deo said it was the first time such an event was held in the area. “Too often, creating awareness of healthy living is done in the form of a workshop or training but this is something new as we included exciting activities for the community,” he said. “We are trying to liven up our program because it’s one way of luring people to come and listen to health tips we prepared for them. “Students from schools in the area also took part in an oratory contest to speak more on health issues and related diseases and illnesses.” Mr Deo said it was also an opportunity for locals to take advantage of free medical services provided at the event.
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Meijer Tips 4 Healthy Living: 4 easy, health recipes for back to school
The Meijer Healthy Living Team has some great ideas to make school lunches healthy, safe and fun. 1. Make it healthy:Pack a lunch with a variety of nutritious and fun foods for taste and visual appeal. Include at least 3 to 4 of the 5 core food groups in your childs lunch: Protein (meat, fish poultry, beans, soy) low fat dairy, fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. Quick Clicks 1 Meijer whole wheat (whole grain) wrap or burrito size shell 1/4 ripe California avocado (or 1 pouch Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie pack) 2 ounces (2 slices) Meijer Deli Certified Angus Beef 1/2 cup Earthbound Farms Organic Leaf or Romaine Lettuce Spread avocado (guacamole) over burrito shell. To one side of the burrito add slices of roast beef and top with lettuce. Tightly roll, starting at meat side, cut in half (or pinwheels) and secure with toothpicks or wrap in plastic wrap. Serve with Meijer applesauce and milk 2. Make it Safe: Its always important to keep food stored at appropriate temperatures, especially ones packed in lunch boxes that sit for hours on end while children are in the classroom. Use lunchtime essentials like insulated lunch bags, sanitizing hand wipes, ice packs and thermoses to keep lunches safe. And for those with food allergies and special diet needs, Meijer offers a wide variety of healthy gluten free options and website resources on MeijerMealbox.com. Very Veggie Soup 1 Can (14.5 oz.) Meijer Organics Vegetable Soup, add 1 Cup Meijer frozen vegetables such as cut green beans or Edamame and heat through. Pre-heat thermos with very hot tap water or boiling water; let stand one minute then empty water. Add hot soup and seal tightly. To make it a meal, add: Whole grain Goldfish Crackers Meijer reduced fat string cheese Fresh Michigan apple Horizon Organic Milk box 3. Make it Fun: Unveiling whats for lunch is often a big to-do around the lunch table.