UI develops a pilot project of healthy school

UI develops a pilot project of healthy school

Indonesia Healthy Community Movement (Germas) carnival launched in Serang Square, Banten, on Sunday (April 28, 2019). (ANTARA/Weli Ayu Rejeki/AF)

Depok, West Java (ANTARA) - The Public Service Team of the Public Health Faculty of the University of Indonesia (UI) held a training on Balanced Nutrition as part of the Healthy Elementary School pilot project activities.

"This model school is expected to encourage other elementary schools to implement Germas (Healthy Community Movement) in an effort to prevent a disease outbreak in future," Tiara Amelia, the team's chairperson, remarked at the UI Campus in Depok, West Java, on Tuesday.

The two-day training program on July 22-23 presented several UI lecturers, a psychologist, and child food chef, as speakers.

An Islamic integrated elementary school (SDIT) Ummul Quro, located in Beji Sub-district, Depok, has been selected as a pilot project of the Germas project for a healthy school.

The students undergo routine medical check-ups and engage in physical exercises at least twice a week, particularly for obese children.

The students are also encouraged to eat healthy foods, such as vegetables and fruits.

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