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  1. 1. KI DDI ES ALERT!!! SAFE CHILDREN ….A Healthier & S tronger N ation CON MR A F I COM I ON SU E F ARS MSSI Designed for children between the ages 8 - 12 years
  2. 2. Is Yo u r Fo o d S a fe ? Where do you buy • Have a cov- return it with your receipt your snacks and ered garbage bin for a full refund. treats? Do you know for rubbish. if the vendor has a • Ask your parents about Food Handlers Per- You should: food ingredients. Some mit? This makes it foods are not healthy or legal for them to sell • Check out safe to eat. and serve you food. the package. Make sure it has Remember, when your parents The person handling not been opened. are not around, you control your food should: Remember, when your parents the food you eat, so protect are not around, you control the Read • your yourself. • wash their hands food you eat, so protect your- self. food labels. and cover their Look out for ex- hair. piry dates. This shows • serve from a clean, well how long the food can last covered container. without spoiling. • Keep their surroundings free of dust, flies and • If the date has passed, Ea t Right ….Sta y Stro ng ! other germs. don’t buy it; but if you Protect your Right to Safe have already bought it , Food. Me d i c a t i o n & S a fe t y Medication is given when you else or is meant for an ill- take it without permission. are sick. There are different ness other than the one Ask your parents if it is kinds of medication for dif- you have; it may cause you safe to eat it. ferent forms of illnesses. serious harm. They come mainly in the form • Don’t take medi- of tablets or liquid. cation that has ex- Some taste really good and pired . some not so good. But they • Take all medication under are all to help you get better. adult supervision. Follow their instructions. Chew, Here are some tips Sta y He a lthy...K e p Sa fe ! e swallow, insert or inhale as to keep you safe: Don’t put anything in your told. • Don't take medication mouth without being given it • Some tablets look and that belongs to someone by an adult you trust. taste like candy. Don’t Page 1 KIDDIES ALERT!!!
  3. 3. W h a t a b o u t d e m to ys ? Toys are pretty cool. When swallowed. The paint used will also you get one on a special occa- not lead to poisoning. Don’t place wrap- sion, like a birthday or Christ- • mas, it really brings a lot of pers around your joy. If you buy gifts for neck or over your yourself & your Buy a safe toy and face or head. You But it can bring you pain too, friends: play, without fear of could be stifled. harm if you buy or receive a toy that’s not safe. • Always read the label. • Make sure the toy fits the Here’s why: age group. Most toys are made for chil- • Avoid toys with sharp dren of a certain age, for edges which may hurt you, their own protection. causing scratches or cuts. EXAMPLE: toys for babies • Don’t play with the silica and small children, ages 0 to 8 crystals which sometimes Be Re s po ns ib le … years, are usually large & come in the packaging; Pla y it Sa fe solid, without sharp parts they may poison you if which could choke the child. Ge n e r a l T i p s • Wear safety gears when you play • Don’t play with matches, the stove or electrical outlets • Use your seat belts • If you love surfing on the internet, watch out for those viruses • In the home, stay away from poisons and pesticides • Keep all emergency numbers where you can find them easily when needed. ……..BE AS SAFE AS YOU CAN BE!!! Volume 1, Issue 3 Page 1
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