KI DDI ES ALERT!!!
….A Healthier & S tronger
CON MR A F I COM I ON
SU E F ARS MSSI
Designed for children between the ages 8 - 12 years
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-
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 !
swallow, insert or inhale as
to keep you safe: Don’t put anything in your
• 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
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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.
if you buy or receive a toy
that’s not safe. • Always read the label.
• Make sure the toy fits the
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!!!
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S tory Time - Po o r Sa lly
Sally was a bright little girl. She buy what she wanted. She couldn’t beg strangers...
lived with her parents and older When would she learn? that wouldn’t be safe and
brother Phillip. 9 year old Sally loved Phillip was nowhere around.
One day, Sally‘s friends at
to spend money. She didn’t like to She was afraid to ask the
school decided to go to get fast
save very much, because she always conductor...and she couldn't
food after school. Sally had al-
saw something she wanted to buy walk. It was too far.
ready bought lunch for that day,
right away. On the other hand, Phillip Sally burst into tears. And
and had enough for bus fare and
loved to save. He always saved up lit- started to wail loudly. She
lunch money for the next day..
tle by little, so he could buy gifts for felt herself being grabbed
but oh, how much she liked fried
his friends on their birthdays. and she yelled in fear. It was
chicken, fries and soda. She
Sally couldn’t wait that long, she even couldn't resist. So off she went. Mommy. “Hush Sally, you had
borrowed money from Phillip! But he a bad dream", she cooed.
Afterwards, they all went to the
didn't encourage her much; he always Sally clung tightly to
bus stop to wait for their
had goals he couldn't afford for her Sally loved to go shopping with her mother, grateful
buses. Sally’s friends got her mother. She loved to spend
to mess up. “That’s money towards my that it was only a
their bus, and she was and hated saving. When would
new bicycle” , he would say. “I’ll give it dream. “No”, she
left alone to await hers. she learn?
back” Sally would retort, but never thought, “it wasn't a
She waved them goodbye
did. “You need to manage your money bad dream...it was a
as she went into her pocket for her
better, Sally”, he would say, con- good one, I’ve finally learnt my lesson.
bus fare...nothing! She searched and
cerned about his little sister. “One I am going to save from now on. No
searched, but there was nothing
day”, she would quip, running off to more careless spending for me!”
there...she had spent it all.