Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz inaugurates Nutrition and Health Assessment Screening Camp at NPSC Gymnasium Hall

Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz inaugurated the Nutrition and Health Assessment Screening Camp at Nishtar Park Sports Complex Gymnasium Hall on Wednesday.

Director General Social Welfare Mudassar Riaz Malik, Director Youth Affairs Syed Umair Hassan, Administrator NPSC Gymnasium Hall Mustfa Shah, Assistant Director Social Welfare Faizan Amjad and other officials were also present on this occasion.

The 3-day Nutrition and Health Assessment Screening Camp is being organised by Punjab Sports Department with the collaboration of Social Welfare Department Punjab where over 30 nutrition experts conduct different screening tests of young participants of SBP Summer Camp.

Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz and Director General Social Welfare Mudassar Riaz Malik inspected the health screening process at different stalls where health experts and nutritionists briefed them about the health screening procedure and its different phases.

Talking to media on this occasion, Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz said that regular health screening is very important for young athletes belonging to different games. “The nutrition requirements do change in a child with the growth level and he/she requires a different kind of diet and other healthcares as per his/her age group”.

Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz further said that the purpose of Nutrition and Health Assessment Screening Camp is to assess the health and fitness of young athletes. “This is a very major development and through regular health assessment of our youth, we can produce a crop of hundred percent fit athletes,” he added.

Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz said if a child wants to play sports in the future, he must pay attention to his diet. “These screening tests will reveal any deficiency in the children and then we can treat and feed these kids accordingly”.

He said that complete screening of children is being done here to ascertain their physical growth and height could be improved. “Children will be tested every three months and this process will continue for one year. In this regard, an MoU has been signed with the Department of Social Welfare for the fitness of the players”.

In his media talk, Director General Social Welfare Mudassar Riaz Malik said that conducting summer camps is a wonderful initiative of Sports Board Punjab. “Nutrition, screening and health tests are very important for the development of children and the parents should get free tests for their children at this camp”.

Director General Social Welfare Mudassar Riaz Malik further said the test identifies nutritional and other health deficiencies in our children. “More than 30 nutritionists will conduct tests on more than 700 children and also recommend their diet in the camp”.

The parents of children on this occasion said that the Nutrition and Health Screening Camp has provided us with great awareness about nutritional and other health deficiencies in our children.

Moreover, Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Sports and Youth Affairs Wahab Riaz and Director General Social Welfare Mudassar Riaz Malik also visited summer camps of wushu, taekwondo, karate, gymnastics and self-defence on this occasion and inspected the training activities.

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