Awareness Session at College des Soeurs des Saints Coeurs

DiaLeb organized a school awareness session at Collège des Soeurs des Saints Coeurs – Bauchrieh on May 14, 2019. Ms. Christine Maalouf, youth coordinator and communications consultant, introduced students to DiaLeb’s work and activities and stated facts about diabetes. Then, Ms. Lina Farhat gave a nutrition awareness presentation to help students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make good food choices and develop eating habits that will help keep them healthy and well-nourished throughout their lives. The session ended with an active participation to a True or False diabetes quiz. Diabetes educational materials were then distributed to all attendees.

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School Awareness Session at Hripsimiantz College

In its continuous aim to create awareness about healthy lifestyles and its link to diabetes prevention, DiaLeb organized a school awareness session at Hripsimiantz College on May 08, 2019. A documentary was displayed to students to showcase DiaLeb’s vision, mission, objectives and main work and awareness activities. Dietitian Ms. Lina Farhat then gave a presentation about the importance of healthy and balanced eating for the prevention and management of diabetes. The session ended with an interactive true or false diabetes quiz and diabetes educational materials were distributed to all the students.

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Saint George School Awareness Session

DiaLeb organized a diabetes awareness session for students (grades 6,7,8) at Saint George School - Hay El Amerkene on February 25, 2019. Dr. Jackie Maalouf started the session with an introduction about DiaLeb’s work and activities. She then shared diabetes facts and discussed the importance of volunteering. Dietitian Ms. Lina Farhat highlighted the importance of leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle for the prevention of diabetes and other chronic diseases. The session ended with a Q&A session.

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Saint George School Awareness Session - Hadath

As diabetes now concerns every family, DiaLeb is calling for more action to spread diabetes awareness at schools starting from a very young age. For that, DiaLeb organized an awareness session at Saint George School on February 25, 2019, which began with an introduction about DiaLeb’s work and activities presented by Dr. Jackie Maalouf. Then, Dietitian Ms. Lina Farhat taught students how to make healthier food choices and choose physically active lifestyles by acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behavior changes necessary to improve their health.

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A diabetes awareness session was presented to the National American School – Zahle by DiaLeb on February 11, 2019. Youth coordinator, Ms. Christine Maalouf, introduced DiaLeb’s work and activities and shared facts about diabetes. The importance of a healthy balanced eating and regular physical activity to prevent diabetes in the future were explained by dietitian Ms. Lina Farhat. Following the session, students filled diabetes surveys. Educational materials were distributed among them and free blood glucose testing was performed for parents and school staff.

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