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‘SOS’ For North Kids

‘SOS’ For North Kids
Rotary Club of Labasa President Ami Kohli puts a rotray club lapel pin on Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North Fugawai Bulivou as she officially becomes member of the club while the clun members welcomes her during the pre-launch of SOS program at Hotel North Pole conference room in Labasa yesterday.
October 10
10:44 2015

Miss Friendly North joins Rotary Club in combating high sugar, oil and salt intake in diets

The Rotary Club of Labasa’s SOS (salt, oil, sugar) campaign is targeting school children in the North to help reduce high sugar, oil and salt intake in Fijian diets.

One of the members is Miss Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North Faraway Bulivou.

Club president Ami Kohli presented a Rotary Club lapel pin on Miss Bulivou during her induction at the Hotel Northpole, Labasa, yesterday.

Mr Kohli said the club was pioneering the SOS project.

“The SOS programme means save our soul from salt, oil and sugar,” Mr Kohli said.

He said Miss Bulivou would boost the campaign by alerting children against high intakes of sugar, salt and oil in their diets.

“With her help, we will be able to reach out to students both in primary and secondary schools in the North to teach them to cut down on salt, oil and sugar and to have a lot of exercise,” Mr Kohli said.

He said the club planned to organise a seminar where each school representative would be trained by Miss Bulivou.

“We are losing the battle against non-communicable diseases. We must win the war by educating children who will become healthy adults,” Mr Kohli said.

The launching of the SOS programme would be held at month end.

“The Vodafone ATH Foundation, during the festival, gave us a cheque for $10,000 for this project.” The club has 16 members.

Miss Bulivou said this was her first community project since the festival.

“I am compassionate about raising awareness on non-communicable disease,” she said.

Miss Bulivou, 23, of Yadrana Village, Lakeba, Lau, a physiotherapist at Labasa Hospital, meanwhile, has started preparation for the Miss Fiji Pageant.

“This platform would be very challenging for me because I am the first one from my family to participate. I would work hard to win and make the Northern Division proud.

“There are 1221 NCDs cases in the Northern Division which is very alarming,” Miss Bulivou said.

She is the youngest of nine siblings in her family.

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