Dagbreek Primary School headmaster Emelinah Manne (back row from left), Hector Peterson Primary School headmistress Mmabatho Mahapa, Khomotso Mamabolo (Tiger Brands Foundation) and Tiger Brands Foundation provincial coordinator, Glenda Semenya. In the front row are (from left) Modimolle Primary School educator, Mitah Selamolela. and Tshegofatso Lepaku of Maokeng Prtimary School. Photo: Mzamane Ringane
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Educators and learners at Modimolle commemorated National Nutrition Day during a fun-filled event at the local Ephraim Mogale Stadium on Wednesday, 25 October.
The event was attended by selected educators and learners.
Participants came from all primary schools at Modimolle, namely Modimolle Primary School, Maokeng Primary School, Dagbreek Primary School, Hector Peterson Primary School and Lekkerbreek Primary School,
The schools were all represented by a limited number of learners and educators at the event.
The main objective was to emphasize the importance of coupling healthy eating with exercise.
The participants took part in a race which was divided into two categories, the 5km and 8km events respectively.
Other fun-filled activities on the day included the sack race, hoola-hoop and aerobics.
The event was hosted by the Tiger Brands Foundation, the sole initiator of the breakfast initiative serving learners every morning at no fee schools in all nine provinces countrywide.
Tiger Brands Foundation provincial coordinator, Glenda Semenya, said the breakfast also extended to lunctime servings, working closely with the Department of Basic Education.
“The main purpose of this exercise is to say, we do not just eat, we must (also) walk, run and do other exercises because eating alone is not good enough,” she said.
Maokeng Primary School educator Tshegofatso Lepaku told The BEAT she believed learners and educators who attended the event would spread the healthy eating and exercise message to the broader community.
Local athletics coach and educator at Lekkerbreek Primary School, Ezekiel Moatshe, was delighted with the positive response from the local community.
Moatshe encouraged locals to make healthy eating and exercise a regular habit.
5 months ago 02 November 2017