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World Obesity Day 2021

The Department of Pediatrics, RRMCH had organised a “World Obesity day” on 04/03/2021 for children and their care takers at Paediatric OPD, RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital. The program commenced from 11:00 am. More than 70 people participated in the program. Among them were Pediatricians, Preventive and Social Medicine Staff, Post Graduates and also Under Graduates students. Nearly 20 children with their care takers attended and got benefited from this Awareness Program. Dr.Adarsh E., HOD, Pediatric Department, RRMCH gave a welcome speech to the gathering. The Program continued by a talk on “Etiology and complications of Pediatric obesity” by Dr. Sowjanya GT, Pediatric endocrinologist. Ms.Usha P., Dietician, gave a wonderful talk on “Healthy dietary habits and lifestyle” and also followed by talk on “Psychological aspects of obese children” by Ms. Latha Kumari C, Child psychologist. Dr Adarsh E. gave a descriptive talk on “Junk food”. The program concluded with valediction. Care takers and children were given immense knowledge regarding the importance of this year’s theme, “Obesity- act today”. Such awareness programs have helped in reinforcement for children and to modify the attitude towards the lifestyle to the care taker’s also.