ALTHOUGH I prefer indoor activities like art and craft and board games, I keep myself active by participating in school activities such as dancing.
SK Alam Mega 3, Shah Alam, Year One pupil Jasmine KhairaI
MY teachers are always telling us about food and nutrition, and why we should eat healthy. I think it is good but I do not like healthy food. Fast food tastes nicer compared to vegetables and fruits which look and taste weird.
SK Taman Muda, Kuala Lumpur, Year Three pupil Muhammad Faris Syahmi Sharizal
I CAN only cook healthy meals for my family during weekends because as a working mother, it can be really challenging to prepare healthy dishes daily. Although I don’t make my children do any specific exercises, I take them to parks during weekends. They used to cycle and swim prior to Covid-19. The pandemic forced us to be creative with our energetic kids. My husband and I built our own little playground at the corner of our house for the kids to play.
Mother-of-three Mardiyana Ayuni
WELL-BALANCED meals not only keep our children active and focused during the day, but also prevent problems like constipation. I prepare balanced meals in ways my son would enjoy. I try not to cook only one type of dish, such as curries, on a daily basis. I try Western, Chinese and even a fusion of cuisines to give him a variety and to prevent him from getting bored with food. For instance, if he wants a burger, I will make it at home from scratch with fresh and healthy ingredients. This is to avoid giving him junk food.
Mother-of-one Suvitha Rajasingam
I FEEL energetic eating the food I pack to school, which includes nasi goreng and mee goreng. My mother makes them with very little oil and plenty of vegetables. It gives me the boost to continue focusing during my lessons after recess. I pack food to school mainly because the canteen food tastes very bland.
SK Convent Jalan Peel, Kuala Lumpur, Year Three pupil Ardina Roslan