Two little girls recently won the “Fitnovation” prize at their Dubai-based school for promoting healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
Ma’eve Murad, 7 and her sister Ilayah, 5, compiled a video of their daily healthy habits.
Jumeira Baccalaureate School launched the initiative to challenge students and families to be extra aware of a healthy living.
“Schools play a vital role in teaching students skills to make healthy decisions. In order to be innovative and successful we need to make healthy choices,” Ryan Ewaskiw -JBS.
UAE’s obesity rate is double the world average and is ranked 16th worldwide in terms of population living with diabetes at 19%.
“Being healthy and fit is an important part of the schooling experience… Sports improve the quality of life,” –Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman and DG of Dubai’s KDHA.