Magnús Scheving received recognition from the Mediterranean Foundation on the fifth day for promoting increased health among children in Barcelona. The award is given every other year to those who have excelled in their work in the field of fitness and exercise. Magnús received recognition for LazyTown and his work in the interest of increasing children's health. Michelle Obama, the first lady o...
Magnús Scheving and Fjarðarkaupir were yesterday awarded recognition for having contributed to the nation’s dental health. Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir, Minister of Health and Social Security, presented the awards on behalf of the Dental Protection Council on the occasion of the Dental Protection Day in Fjarðarkaup yesterday.
Fjarðarkaup received the recognition for not having candy at the checkouts, which the store has had for 25 years. A press release states that candy at the cash register can arouse the hopes and temptations of children and adolescents, who are waiting for their parents to be served.
Magnús received the recognition for being a good role model for children and teenagers. His lectures, the play Latibær and the family game Latador, have had the main goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle for children and adolescents.
A press release states: “Tooth decay is even more common here than in neighboring countries. There is no doubt that there is more than one explanation for the difficulty of reducing tooth decay. Consumption of candy is without a doubt the most important thing, as each Icelander eats about 16 kg of candy and drinks about 131 liters of soft drinks a year, as in many parts of the country there is one kiosk for every 200 inhabitants and in Reykjavik the ratio is one against 500”.
Fjarðarpósturinn, Page 8 – February 11, 1999
Ingibjörg Pálmadóttir, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Dental Protection Council on Thursday last week presented Sigurberg Sveinsson, owner of Fjarðarkaup and Magnús Scheving, with recognition for having contributed to the nation’s dental health. The delivery took place in Fjarðarkaupur, which received recognition for not having candy at the checkouts, a rule that the store has had for 25 years. But the Dental Protection Council points out that candy at the cash register can arouse the hopes and temptations of children and adolescents, who are waiting for their parents to be served.