Schoolgirl Wafikat Nasr is now learning about the benefits of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles after we launched the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme in Côte d’Ivoire.
Eight-year-old Wafikat is one of thousands of schoolchildren who are taking part in Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme lessons on healthy diets, good hygiene and physical activity.
These classroom-based activities are helping to teach children about the importance of balanced meals and to get them active. Understanding the benefits of healthy lifestyles and improved hygiene also enables Wafikat and her classmates to foster good habits from an early age.
In Sub-Saharan Africa malnutrition is a growing health problem, especially among young children and school age children.
Through the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme, we are working with Ministries of Education and Health, NGOs, academic bodies, nutrition health institutes and sports federations to help children, their families and teachers understand more about better eating habits, healthy hydration, increased physical activity and good hygiene.
We’ve also rolled out the programme in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal. We aim to impact 100,000 children by 2018.
Read more about what we’re doing to promote good nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
#DidYouKnow: We’ve reached about 82,000 children and 1,200 teachers in Central and West Africa through the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme.
Sustainable Development Goal: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (Goal 3).