"Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost 1920
“I slept and dreamed that life was a joy. I awoke up and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy” - Rabindranath Tagore Reflection on the meaning of purpose. "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth". Muhammad Ali. In Purpose Mindset by Akhtar Badshah. 2020. Published by HarperCollins Leadership.
Several articles were published on "This week" since July 2018, and remain accessible under Home > Old Items. New series of subjects consolidated into one comprehensive article are listed as published. If you find this site thought provoking, please share it with others and disseminate for the wider good of our planet Earth. Happy New Year (2022) to my readers
July Update on School Health program.This WeekBelow. New
Update on my Year Long Intermittent Fasting. (Under Old Items April 30, 2023)
Effective Altruism. An example of EA service: Children's Sight and Health Project (Under Old Items September 19, 2022)
Effective Altruism See link under Other Interests> Reading
What do people say about IF? (Under Old Items 5 June 2022)
More on Intermittent Fasting (Under Old Items February 5, 2022)
Experimenting with Intermittent Fasting (Under Old Items January 6, 2022)
Health Education in Schools. August 9, 2020. Updated October 6th, following comments from Euan Lindsay-Smith
Public Private Partnership and Implementation of the Public Health Action Plan, Nam Theun 2, Laos 2005-2013. (Under Old Items July 27, 2020)
Hug Farm > Bird watching Under other interests > Bird Watching > Lesser Whistling-ducks in Chiang Mai. (Updated on 14 Jan and 2 Feb 2021)
Spring is here (3 May 2020) Other Interests > Bird Watching > Spring is here...
Feel of Srilanka > Other Interests > Travelling (13-27 January, 2020);
Fauna in Srilanks > Other Interests > Bird watching
North Sumatra (November 4, 2019)
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Health Education in School Children in Chiang Mai (July Update) The Children's Sight and Health project, initiated in October 2015 by expat volunteers in Chiang Mai, is a nonprofit endeavor aimed at improving the well-being of school children through vision testing and addressing nutritional needs. This study explores the prevalence of malnutrition among school children, both undernutrition and overnutrition, and highlights the importance of health education in addressing these issues. The project analyzed data from eight schools in Chiang Mai, involving 1,129 students, using the body mass index (BMI) as a standardized measure of adiposity. The findings indicate that 26.8% of children aged 13-19 were below the normal BMI range, while 16.8% were overweight or obese. Gender differences were observed, with a higher proportion of girls showing severe underweight or underweight status, and a greater number of boys being overweight or obese. The study emphasizes the critical role of early childhood nutrition in optimal growth and development and highlights the potential long-term health risks associated with malnutrition, such as chronic non-communicable diseases. Health education and regular monitoring of heights, weights, and lifestyle choices are essential in addressing these issues. The project's cooperation with schools has been promising; however, the need for continued education and intervention remains unmet. Recommendations include extending health education programs, partnering with educational institutions, and involving other agencies for long-term sustainability. The project's findings underscore the urgency of addressing underweight and overweight children through comprehensive health education initiatives and support systems. Continue reading..