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I Love Water Campaign - February 14, 2019
On February 14th StayWell Insurance, StayWell Guam Diabetes Foundation along with The Guam Diabetes Control Coalition launched the “I Love Water” campaign at PC Lujan Elementary School.
The campaign, an initiative of PC Lujan Elementary School was developed in 2018 as a result of the GDCC-GDOE Diabetes Curriculum project to bring diabetes curriculums and wellness activities to school children from grades K to 12 to prevent obesity and diabetes.
This year the event will celebrate with the unveiling of the I Love Water super hero “Chief Hånom”. The super hero, was designed by Joseph Sablan, Artist working with CHamoru Studies Division with the Guam Department of Education.
This year’s campaign includes students from PC Lujan Elementary School and Upi Elementary School in Yigo. Both schools received free bottles of water for all students to promote drinking water.
Childhood Obesity on Guam is higher than the National average. In the U.S. the estimated rate of overweight/obesity prevalence for children 2-19 years old is approximately 32%. However, a recent study suggests that the rate of obesity and overweight children of those same ages on Guam are significantly higher than their U.S. counterparts at approximately 39%. Children who are obese are at a higher risk of serious chronic diseases including Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. With obesity occurring in children at a young age, we must take action to prevent these diseases from jeopardizing the health of our island children.