Healthy Hugh and Greedy Gemma
Long, long ago Healthy Hugh lived in the countryside while Greedy Gemma lived in the middle of the city. Healthy Hugh loved to eat healthy foods. He was a strong character; he could lift a truck all alone just like Hulk. Gemma only ate unhealthy foods and was so weak that she couldn’t even walk without feeling sleepy.
Although they lived far apart with their parents, it was school vacation time and so they came to know each other while visiting at their grandparents who lived next-door to each other in the countryside of Matelot.
Healthy Hugh’s granny was always thinking about living healthily and so she marched Hugh and Gemma to see the doctor before returning to school. Hugh was happy to visit the doctor but Greedy Gemma was not. “I’m afraid of injections!” she cried. Nevertheless Granny took them both.
When they entered the doctor’s office, the friendly doctor greeted them warmly. As they took their seats, they saw a table with beautiful yellow bananas, lovely red apples and chocolates wrapped up in silver wrappers sitting on a small table. Along with these goodies were a bouquet of flowers and a sign which read, “You may have one.” Greedy Gemma was the first to grab three chocolates. After a while, Healthy Hugh took a banana.
Although Dr. Zing was speaking with Granny he observed the children’s choices of snacks. He now addressed them and asked each of them the following questions: “Do you eat enough fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water every-day?” He wrote down their answers. “Do you wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet?” Do you bathe, brush your teeth and comb your hair every day?” They each responded and Dr. Zing noted it. “What about sleep, do you get at least eight hours of sleep every night?” Again he wrote. “Do you exercise or play actively: running, jumping or skipping?” “Do you get along well with people around you. Dr. Zing questioned them and noted it in his book.
“Now Granny,” he said. “This is what I have found.”