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Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later

30 Oct 2018

It's the world obesity day! October 11th is a global awareness event that happens annually to make obesity a globally recognized health issue. The main goals of the day are promoting solutions to the obesity crisis, raising awareness, supporting advocacy, and improving policy around the issue of treating and preventing obesity. Bearing this in mind, informative sessions under the title of "Treat Obesity Now and Avoid the Consequences Later" were conducted to all 6th and 9th graders in the Middle School Division. In addition, 11th graders had the opportunity to attend a similar lecture done by our HHHS Alumni, the physician Miss Yara Khalifeh. The overall goal of these sessions was not only to enhance our students' knowledge on how to reduce, treat, and prevent obesity but also to make the early interventions to improve the success of the treatment. Besides, our learners learned about some support practical solutions that help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight, prevent eating disorders and know how to calculate body mass index. Following these tips would enable students to understand the impact of obesity on health as it is responsible for a number of illnesses including diabetes, liver disease, heart disease and many types of cancer. Moreover, educational handouts and posters were posted in order to raise students' awareness about the consequences of obesity.

Ohoud afara ~ Middle and Secondary School Registered Nurse
Mrs. Jana Abou Orm ~ Biology Coordinator