School Health Week and National Obesity Week in South Africa
School Health Week and National Obesity Week in South Africa is held on October 15. This event in the second decade of the month October is annual. Help us
Obesity is defined as excessive body fat and may also be regarded as a chronic and fatal disease since it contributes to causes of heart attack, cancer, arthritis and psychological problems. National Obesity Week is commemorated to increase awareness about the impact of obesity in the lives of South Africans.
Schools and parents need to promote healthy eating habits as well as an active lifestyle. It is important that children receive good vitamins and minerals that can be found in the healthy food that they eat. It is important that you take your child for regular visits to the doctor, where a full examination can take place.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation on October 14 (The European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation (#EODD) takes place to raise awareness on the importance of organ, tissue and cell donation as a way to improve and save lives);
Pharmacy Technician Day on October 17 (PTDay was first endorsed by Pharmacy Technician Educators Association, American Association of Pharmacy Technicians, Inc. – AAPT and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board in 2015. It has been observed the third Tuesday in October since 1991);