As­sis­ting in c­hild­ren’s he­althy nu­tri­ti­on

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The Ne­st­lé for He­al­thier Kids Pro­gram­me (N4HK) re­cent­ly part­ne­red with the Mos­sel Bay Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty to te­ach o­ver 300 le­ar­ners from St Lu­ke’s Pri­ma­ry S­chool a­bout the be­ne­fits of he­althy nu­tri­ti­on and phy­si­cal acti­vi­ty.

The acti­vi­ties we­re of­fi­ci­al­ly o­pe­ned by Mos­sel Bay ma­yor, Al­der­man Har­ry Le­ven­dal. He lau­ded Ne­st­lé for being a good cor­po­ra­te ci­ti­zen and for al­ways being pre­pa­red to re­ach out to de­ser­ving be­ne­fi­ci­a­ries in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties es­pe­ci­al­ly.

"W­he­ne­ver we see the Ne­st­lé brand we think of milk.

“To­day's i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve pro­ves that Ne­st­lé is mo­re con­cer­ned a­bout the to­tal wel­l­being of be­ne­fi­ci­a­ries than me­re­ly pro­ces­sing milk pro­ducts."

St Lu­ke’s Pri­ma­ry S­chool le­ar­ners took part in cook­ing and food pre­pa­ra­ti­on exe­r­ci­ses con­ducted by a trai­ned nu­tri­ti­o­nist, whi­le so­me par­ti­ci­pa­ted in a spec­ta­cu­lar dan­ce cal­led So­kaFit and va­ri­ous spor­ting co­des in­clu­ding rug­by, soccer, net­ball and bas­ket­ball.

N4HK is pre­sen­ted in s­chools un­der the aus­pi­ces of the glo­bal N4HK, which is en­dor­sed by the De­part­ment of Ba­sic E­du­ca­ti­on’s (DBE) Na­ti­o­nal S­chool Nu­tri­ti­on Pro­gram­me (NSNP). N4HK was of­fi­ci­al­ly laun­ched in May 2018 at the DBE and it aims to te­ach pri­ma­ry s­chool c­hild­ren a­bout the im­por­tan­ce of he­althy nu­tri­ti­on and phy­si­cal acti­vi­ty as part of a ba­lan­ced li­fe­sty­le.

Through t­his col­la­bo­ra­ti­on the DBE aims to en­han­ce the le­ar­ning ca­pa­ci­ty of le­ar­ners through the pro­vi­si­on of a he­althy me­al at s­chools.

W­he­re it is im­ple­men­ted, the pro­gram­me has been sho­wn to im­pro­ve punc­tu­a­li­ty at s­chool, re­gu­lar s­chool at­ten­dan­ce, con­cen­tra­ti­on and the ge­ne­ral wel­l­being of par­ti­ci­pa­ting le­ar­ners.

N4HK was laun­ched glo­bal­ly on 15 May 2018 and aims to help 50 mil­li­on c­hild­ren glo­bal­ly to le­ad he­al­thier li­ves. T­his al­so in­clu­des the de­ve­lop­ment of he­al­thier pro­ducts and ad­vi­ce for fa­mi­lies on nu­tri­ti­on and exe­r­ci­se suit­a­ble for school­going c­hild­ren.

As a com­pa­ny, Ne­st­lé has been com­mit­ted to hel­ping pa­rents and ca­re­gi­vers pro­vi­de the rig­ht nu­tri­ti­on to their c­hild­ren.

In 2017 al­o­ne, the com­pa­ny laun­ched mo­re than 1 000 new pro­ducts to meet the nu­tri­ti­o­nal needs of c­hild­ren.

“At Ne­st­lé, we be­lie­ve that by hel­ping the new ge­ne­ra­ti­on of c­hild­ren to le­arn how to eat well, drink wa­ter and ta­ke part in phy­si­cal acti­vi­ties, we are en­han­cing qua­li­ty of li­fe and con­tri­bu­ting to a he­al­thier fu­tu­re,” says Ne­st­lé pu­blic af­fairs ma­na­ger Mo­na­ko Di­bet­le.

Le­ar­ners at St Lu­ke’s Pri­ma­ry S­chool in Brand­wag we­re the for­tu­na­te be­ne­fi­ci­a­ries of the Ne­st­lé for He­al­thier Kids Pro­gram­me (N4HK).

Mos­sel Bay exe­cu­ti­ve ma­yor, Al­der­man Har­ry Le­ven­dal (we­a­ring spec­ta­cles), lau­ded Ne­st­lé for al­ways being wil­ling to as­sist ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties. INSET: The le­ar­ners took part in cook­ing and food pre­pa­ra­ti­on exe­r­ci­ses con­ducted by a qua­li­fied nu­tri­ti­o­nist.

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