Pattaya urges students to kick junk-food habit

Friday, 09 August 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 32 By  Warunya Thongrod

Pattaya schools brought in a nutritionist to lecture to more than 200 students, hoping they can kick the junk-food habit.

Ornanong Thaweesukh from the 3rd Sanitation Center spoke to 211 kids at city hall July 29 about proper foods for different age groups and the role of nutrition in developing the physique for sports and exercise. She also told the students about the importance of getting adequate rest and how food can help them grow and prevent disease.

Students from Pattaya schools listen to a lecture about proper foods for different age groups and the role of nutrition in developing the physique for sports and exercise.Students from Pattaya schools listen to a lecture about proper foods for different age groups and the role of nutrition in developing the physique for sports and exercise.

“Food consumption is another important part of growing up and, currently, children have a high tendency to suffer from obesity stemming from consuming excessive fats,” said Pattaya Deputy Mayor Wutisak Rermkitkarn. “That shows these children have not been given food-management care.”

The training, he said, was to make kids aware of disease related to obesity and help them plan meals consistent with their age-related needs.

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