KFTA Health Education Committee and the Korean School Health Education Society held a ‘Health Campaign by Education Communities’ in downtown Seoul on September 21st. Teachers, students, and parents who participated in the campaign emphasized the importance of health, yelling “Fast food No! Coke No!”
The students demonstrated their will to consume less fast food and soda through a performance which a tormented doll escapes from fake coke bottle. They also threw out fake pizzas, hamburgers, and cans of coke into a garbage can.
The chairperson of KFTA Health Education Committee, Ms. LEE Suk-Hee (health teacher of elementary school) said, “The government should take responsibility for this issue because the health of students is connected directly with national competitiveness in an aging society with a low birth rate.
The campaign headquarters will work to make warning labels on fast food and soft drink compulsory. They also plan to produce teaching materials for students and to distribute information to teachers. The headquarters will grant an Education Minister Award and Health and Welfare Minister Award for the best activities.
President of the Korean School Health Education Society, Ms. LEE Kyu-Young (Professor, Red Cross College of Nursing) said, “We are planning to report survey results on the current situation of students’ health on October and hold special class for improving health including eating and exercise education with 50 campaign model schools all over the nation.”