Tuesday, 8 November 2016

$20m KidStart scheme to help disadvantaged children

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin shared details of the KidStart scheme

KidStart, a government scheme which started in July to help children from disadvantaged families to get a leg-up in life.

The three-year pilot scheme is led by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and $20 million has been set aside for it will benefit 1,000 children aged up to six years and living in Bukit Merah, Kreta Ayer, Boon Lay, Taman Jurong and Geylang Serai in the first three years.

KidStart has 3 components - KidStart Group for playgroup session for children up to 3-year-old and their parents to learn parenting skills and how to strengthen the bond with their children.

The other two components of KidStart are regular home visits and enhanced pre-school support.

Health tip: Why broccoli and cabbage could reverse the signs of ageing

Physical signs of ageing could be slowed down by a compound called Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) found in broccoli, cabbage and avocado, scientists claim.

It slowed down the deterioration of liver and eye function, bone density and the metabolism, a new study found.

Reference: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3879000/Why-BROCCOLI-reverse-signs-ageing-Compound-vegetable-slows-vision-loss-middle-age-spread.html