| <Special session for obesity is being held>
KFTA carried out ‘Special Open Class on Obesity’ at Seoul Susaek elementary school on June 5th for preventing obesity and helping healthy school life of children. The open class is a part of ‘Health Campaign for Preventing the Obesity of Children and the Youth’ which KFTA and the National Council of Youth Organizations in Korea, and Korean Health Teachers’ Association co-host to prevent the obesity of children and youth and promote national health by switching recognition toward health life.
In the open class, Yoon Hyun-ja, a health teacher taught how to measure BMI (Body Mass Index) by using height and weight, and instructed, “To prevent obesity, we not only do more exercise but also be careful what we eat”. She handed out activity sheets and various picture materials on side dish and taught to set their own table.
Ms. Yoon said, “Classes like today make students have interest in healthier menu and regular exercise” and “I will teach student to have healthy life by continuous education”.
Lee Seok-hee, president of Korean Health Teachers’ Association said, “As there is too much junk food around our students, we aim to arouse students’ attention to the harmfulness, to make them have right eating habit and to promote circumstance to work out”.