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Obesity Reduction and Awareness of Non-communicable diseases through Group Education (ORANGE) Phase II

A training program as part of Obesity Reduction and Awareness of Non-communicable diseases through Group Education (ORANGE) Phase II was organized by the Department of Translational Research and led by Dr. Ranjani Harish, Sr. Scientist and Head of the department. The training program on combating obesity and diabetes in children and adolescents through a school based co-curriculum intervention was held on 22nd of August 2014 at the Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) Auditorium, Gopalapuram, Chennai. The students of classes VI and VII and the teachers were sensitized about diabetes, obesity and its prevention. In addition, Dr. V. Mohan, Chairman, Dr.Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre (DMDSC) and President (MDRF) and Dr. R.M. Anjana, Joint Managing Director (DMDSC) felicitated the gathering by motivating them on the importance of healthy eating habits and physical activity. Teachers, physical trainers and peer leaders from eight different schools benefited from this program. The program was concluded with distribution of certificates and some physical exercises.

We thank the schools – Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Virugambakkam; Sri Sathya Sai, Thiruvottiyur; Sri Sathya Sai, Chrompet; Sri Sankara, Adyar; Sri Vishwa Vidyalaya, Otteri; Bhaktavatsalam, Korattur; Besant Theosophical, Besant Nagar; Dhanakotti, Chintadripet; for their enthusiastic participation.

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