Eight-week online consultation on promoting healthy living among the young kicks off

SINGAPORE - To get the public's views on how to promote healthy living among the young, an eight-week-long online consultation was launched on Sunday by the inter-agency NurtureSG taskforce.

The online exercise is part of the taskforce's overall engagement efforts, which include face-to-face discussions with parents and other stakeholders.

Chaired by Minister of State for Health Dr Lam Pin Min and Minister of State for Education Dr Janil Puthucheary, NurtureSG was announced in March and aims to improve the health of Singapore's youth.

Areas which the taskforce will focus on include nutrition, exercise, myopia, mental resilience and dental health, said Dr Lam.

He was speaking to reporters at the first face-to-face engagement session at Anchorvale Community Centre, aimed at parents and caregivers of preschool children. Some 35 participants attended the closed-door session.