On Tuesday 12th December, the Standing Committee on Peer Education and Training (SC OPET) within the Malta Medical Students' Association (MMSA) organised a Children's Health Day for the primary school children. More than 330 children from Our Lady Immaculate School in Hamrun participated during this event. The aim of the event was to teach the kids to embrace a healthy lifestyle through every day activities such as eating healthy food and exercising. Moreover all the children were given an apple and a bottle of water kindly donated by GSD Marketing Ltd.
‘’As a company we are proud to support the Malta Medical Students' Association and their initiatives which teach children to embrace a healthy lifestyle. GSD Marketing ltd. was on the forefront to adhere to the UNESDA European sugar reduction pledge to reduce added sugars in its products by 10% by 2020. We are proud to say that our Company will achieve this target will be achieved in 2018’’ said George Douglas Saliba, Public Affairs and Communication Manager at GSD Marketing Ltd.
This was well-achieved through interactive sessions on Ergonomics, Basic Life Support Skills, Tiny Helper, Teddy Bear hospital sessions which include educating the youngsters on several tools doctors use and why one should not be 'afraid' of medical professionals, as well as educational games that incorporated teamwork and thinking on the spot quizzes on the mentioned topics. It is important to note that all the activities were all tailored according to the different age groups so as to be able to get the messages across in the best way possible.