The NHK The Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme (NHK) in Pakistan aims to create awareness about the importance of good nutrition for school-going children. To date, we have trained more than 120 teachers and reached out to 50,000 children in more than 50 schools, who were taught about their nutritional needs and given an understanding of the available resources to cater to those nutritional requirements.
The NHK Programme was launched in Pakistan in 2010. Our first partner was CARE Foundation after which Silver Oaks – a Rawalpindi-based school system – came on board. In 2014, we extended the outreach of the programme with a new partner, Trust for Education and Development of Deserving Students, Lahore. The training of mothers and teachers is a continuous activity.
During 2014, we also organised the first Annual Nestlé Healthy Kids Day. All our partners participated in the one-day event. Children from our partner schools presented tableaus and also participated in the speech and quiz competitions. The programme also launched its website www.nestlehealthykids.pk.
In the near future, we plan to extend our outreach by taking the programme to Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the support of our new partner schools.