InterCon holds programme for diabetic kids
Manama, August 28, 2014
InterContinental Regency Bahrain, one of the five-star hotels in the kingdom, welcomed 20 children with diabetes to a healthy lifestyle program in partnership with the Bahrain Diabetes Society (BDS), in support of the society’s goal to increase awareness on the prevention and control of diabetes in the Kingdom.
Mohammed Sanad, executive assistant manager of InterContinental Regency Bahrain, said: “Supporting organisations like the Bahrain Diabetes Society forms an integral part of the Hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility where we reach out to the local communities in the Kingdom, aiding their essential work that contributes much to society. Our objective is to increase awareness of diabetes and how to manage it efficiently. We believe that regular physical activities and healthy cooking for children, will definitely lead to better management and even prevention of diabetes”.
“By holding cooking and aerobics classes as well as swimming and recreational activities for children, we open their young minds to the realities of coping with the illness, and help equip them with practical lessons in leading healthy lifestyles at an early age, in an enjoyable and supportive learning environment at the hotel. We are proud to be associated with the Bahrain Diabetes Society in confronting this challenge to prevent and control diabetes and we look to provide our continuous support,” added Sanad.
The programme, which is part of InterContinental Regency Bahrain’s ongoing support of the year-round activities of the Bahrain Diabetes Society, aims to reinforce the need to maintain healthy lifestyles through proper dietary habits and regular physical activities as well as stresses the importance of adapting this lifestyle beginning from early childhood.
The children aged between 4 and 12 years attended cooking classes which focused on proper nutrition, in addition to swimming, aerobics and recreational training activities on the 19 and 26 of the month. – TradeArabia News Service