Nestlé and its partners believe tat education is the single most powerful tool to ensure that children understand the importance of nutrition and physical activity to their health through the course of their lives.
Nestlé Healthy Kids aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity among 9 to 12-year old school children. The main objective of this program is to raise nutrition, health and wellness awareness of school-aged children in Egypt with the ambition of building the foundation for a healthy generation. The program targets five key elements; creating awareness of balanced diets and food composition, acquiring nutritional healthy habits, addressing malnutrition and obesity, developing good hygiene habits and promoting physical activity. The program also promotes healthy hydration.
The school-based interventions involve seven nutrition and physical education sessions, including fun interactive learning and hands-on activities; as well as questionnaires developed to assess children's knowledge retention post the intervention.
The sessions include; the food pyramid, water, carbohydrates, vegetable, fruit, protein and dairy.
The program is
entrenched through “Train the Trainers” workshops. The workshops are conducted
by the nutrition team at Nestlé which equips educators and teachers with the
knowledge and skills required for its implementation.