Duopharma Biotech has joined a nationwide campaign to promote balanced nutrition among schoolchildren.
Running from 20 March to 15 December, the Kempen Pemakanan Seimbang CHAMPS® is targeted at all 996 national-type Chinese language primary schools (SJKC) across Peninsular Malaysia. As part of the campaign, nutritionists from the Ministry of Health will visit 100 selected primary schools to give talks on balanced nutrition and healthy eating to the students, in fun and interactive sessions.
“Although our key proposition is the convenience of supplements that enable parents to ensure their children are getting their recommended daily intake of vitamins and nutrients, we also firmly believe in the importance of a balanced diet to maintain good health – not just among children, but among people of all ages. Besides, as a proudly Malaysian company, we are keen to support national goals, such as the call for various segments of society to participate in fighting the burden of malnutrition among children,” said Wan Amir-Jeffery Wan Abdul Majid, CEO-Commercial, Duopharma Biotech.
Encouraging understanding among schoolchildren
The Kempen Pemakanan Seimbang CHAMPS® also features a drawing and writing competition for the SJKC students, with online submissions open until 20 July 2023. For Lower Primary Students (Standard 1 to 3), they are tasked with drawing a picture of “My Best Nutritious Breakfast” and writing a short 80-word handwritten essay to explain their choice of foods. Meanwhile, for Upper Primary Students (Standard 4 to 6), they are instead tasked to complete a story beginning with “On a highway, a cargo truck passes by and two things fall to the ground…”, whereby the content of the 1,200 to 1,500-word typed essay is required to focus on “balanced nutrition”.
The competition offers a combined cash prize of RM12,500 covering both categories. In each category, the Champion receives a cash prize of RM1,000, followed by RM800 for the Runner-up, RM600 for the 3rd Place winner, RM400 for 4th Place and RM300 for 5th Place. In addition, 20 Consolation Prize winners will receive RM150 each. A special Most Popular Prize with RM150 cash will also be presented to the entry with the most votes from public voting on the Facebook pages of Bintang Sin Chew (小星星) and Xing Xing Xue Tang (星星学堂). In addition, all winners will receive a Certificate of Achievement.