Breakout Session of the 5th CPAC Education Day: Proper Nutrition for Kids

On October 27th, 2012 Education Foundation of Chinese Professional Association of Canada will be hosting its 5th Annual Education Day. Building on the success of past Education Days this year’s event promises to connect more students to educational opportunities that best suit their aptitudes and career goals. The event will be held at Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough.

CPAC Education Day sponsored by HSBC Bank Canada is one of the largest education events held annually in the immigrant community drawing more than 2,000 students, parents, and educators. The event’s objective is to create awareness and provide information about the Canadian education system and its available services to the families of newcomers.

Education Day gives students and parents information using a range of formats. Representatives from school boards, colleges and universities will set up display booths and provide information about their programs. Over forty booths including representatives from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University and York University have been confirmed. 14 classroom sized breakout sessions and a whole-day student forum will also be held.

Nutritionist Helen Cheung will host one breakout session titled “Proper Nutrition for Kids.”

This session will discuss the importance of “Brain Food.” Our brain cells require two times the amount of energy needed by other cells in the body. How can we keep a high enough level of energy so not to cause mental stress and exhaustion? And we also need to ensure that our children eat the foods that boost brain power and provide a balanced and nutritious diet. What are the foods that protect a child’s brain from wear and tear? They are essential for brain development and memory function and ensure good brain communication with the rest of the body. They promote eye development, stabilize mood, and provide the essential fuel to maintain our energy level. Eating right can improve memory and ensure endurance for longer periods of concentration.

Helen Cheung is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N), and is board certified as a Nutritionist by the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro).  As an educator in holistic health and a provider of nutritional counseling at physicians’ clinics, she has helped hundreds of clients to improve their health. Helen also manages the CPAC Career Service Centre, which implements government-funded bridging programs and various professional development programs.

Facts about the 5th CPAC Education Day 2012:

  • Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 27th , 2012
  • Venue: Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School (3200 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, NW corner of Kennedy & McNicoll)
  • Admission fee: CAD$10/family(including free lunch)
  • Complimentary tickets: Pick up complimentary tickets at participating HSBC branches and CPAC office or register online at to get complimentary tickets.

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