Yogyakarta – Not only does it provide informations about nutrition and healthy living, the Nutrition Education Program held at the PAUD Building of Taman Pintar every week from 09:30 A.M. till 12:00 noon, which is divided in 2 sections, also gives a positive psychological impact on the children’s confidence and joy.
The impact is evident based on the observation of the teachers to a child who refused to smile at the beginning, and in the end now he can laugh cheerfully. Eventually they have the courage to answer the questions raised by the teachers.
In this program the children were required to move their bodies and participate in activities which could make them healthy physically, mentally, and emotionally. In this fourth meeting themed World Class Citizen the children were introduced to different forms of cooperation and simple team working which they can do daily with their friends or their family members.
Now we switch to Parenting Program with the theme “Let’s Become Nutrition Literate”. There was a mother originated from Balikpapan who shared her experience after practicing self-empowerment exercises, “self-empowerment with compassion”. She said, “These exercises need to be done because when we say the affirmation to ourselves that we love ourselves, the desire to maintain our health arises within us automatically.”
(Reporter : Ardi Pras, Photographer : Primadi Aryandika, Translator: Sylvia Antaresa)