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Updated: 01/06/2013 02:16 | By Channel NewsAsia

HPB introduces bus for promoting healthy lifestyles

HPB introduces bus for promoting healthy lifestyles


HPB introduces bus for promoting healthy lifestyles

SINGAPORE: Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) has introduced a new promotional bus called Health on Wheels, catering specifically to children and their parents.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong Group Representation Constituency (GRC), launched the bus at the constituency’s Family Wellness Day.

He described it as a good idea to reach out to the people.

The bus will give children and parents healthy lifestyle tips through interactive and engaging activities.

HPB said the aim is to reach out to 50,000 people this year.

By 2015, there will be four buses to reach to all pre—schools, primary schools and community clubs.

Saturday’s event at Taman Jurong Community Club also saw the launch of a multi—generational health promotion programme themed "Staying Healthy Together as a Family".

The constituency said it is a timely initiative, especially when eight in 10 households comprise a family nucleus of at least two generations.

— CNA/xq

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