04 Mar '11, 3pm

Budget 2011: National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign will target obesity

Budget 2011: National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign will target obesity

SINGAPORE : The National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign will be remade to inspire more Singaporeans. Speaking in Parliament on Friday, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Hawazi Daipi, said the Ministry would build a new health promotion model where obesity wil be made the focus of the campaign. Together with the Health Promotion Board, the Ministry will work with grassroots organisations to co-create a model for each community. This includes providing expertise, tools and training to develop health champions in a constituency who can act as agents of change. Shopping malls will also be encouraged to implement health-promoting initiatives. One idea is to have "Mall Walks" where Singaporeans can brisk walk and do other exercises in a safe and weather-proof setting. Another focus for the Health Ministry will be the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Mr Hawazi said the M...

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