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    09 Apr 2014
    VTC free-of-charge parents’ talks on HKDSE and infant diet

    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) organises a series of free talks for parents this month on topics ranging from tips for Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) candidates and parents and healthy diet for babies.

    When babies are weaned of milk, their parents begin to face a new set of problems: how to ensure a healthy diet for their children? In the transition from spring to summer, babies will have a higher incidence of rashes and allergic vomiting or diarrhoea. So how should parents feed their babies to stave off possible risks?

    ‧How should a meal be planned if a child develops allergies to food?
    ‧Infant food must not be fat-free!
    ‧Be careful to ward babies off high risk food!
    ‧After a baby is weaned of milk, where can it get essentials for brain development like DHA, AA, Lutein and Choline?
    ‧Will babies be smarter eating more deep sea fishes?
    ‧The real strengths of DHA, AA, Lutein and Choline?

    The New Talents Press will present a talk on baby feeding this Saturday (12 April). The speaker, registered dietician Winnie WONG, author of a number of books on food nutrition and infant diet, will share healthy tips for baby diet. The talk is most suitable for new fathers and mothers or grandparents who would like to learn more practical tips for the proper growth of their children.

    Separately the VTC collaborates with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) to launch the Parents Talk Series. This Saturday (12 April) Joseph TSANG, Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters, will address strategies on the DSE and ways for youngsters to cope with stress. Parents are advised to grasp the opportunity to prepare themselves and accompanying their children to tide over the challenging period. For the 26 April talk, Agnes WU, famed finance commentator and parenting columnist, will speak on her parenting experiences turning to the part-time working mother where WONG Hang-chit, Lecturer of the IVE Information Technology Discipline, will share tips to further parent-child relationship with smartphones.

    Details of talk on infant nutrition:
    Date: 12 April 2014 (Saturday)
    Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    (Seating to start at 2:15 pm)
    Venue: LT02, IVE (Morrison Hill) (6 Oi Kwan Road, Hong Kong)
    Speaker: Winnie WONG, Lecturer of the Department of Applied Science,
    IVE (Chai Wan)-cum-Registered Dietician

    Admission is free. Places are limited. Parents are welcome to bring their babies. Interested parties can call 2836 1896 for reservation or email newtalents@vtc.edu.hk for enquiries.

    Details of Parent Talk Series:

    Must Know DSE Tips for Parents
    Date: 12 April (Saturday)
    Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Venue: Mei Foo Community Hall
    (1/F., Mei Foo Government Complex, No. 33 Mei Lai Road)
    Speaker: Joseph TSANG, Vice-Chairperson of Hong Kong Association
    of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters

    Smart Parenting on Smart Phones
    Date: 26 April (Saturday)
    Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    Venue: Holy Trinity College
    (3 Wai Chi Street, Shek Kip Mei)
    Speaker: Agnes WU, famed finance commentator and parenting
    columnist WONG Hang-chit,Lecturer of the IVE Information
    Technology Discipline

    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong with some 250,000 students and trainees each year. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide valued supports to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions including the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) , the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) , the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) , the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) , the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) , Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC , Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

    Founded in 2007 under the Vocational Training Council (VTC), New Talents Press shoulders the mission of publishing academic as well as popular literature of quality and diversity to broaden frontiers of knowledge and champion creativity.
    VTC web site: www.vtc.edu.hk
    Media enquiries: 2836 1340