As the worlds' largest Nutrition, Health and Wellness organization, with a 150-year long global nutrition heritage, Nestlé has nutrition knowledge to offer as part of our CSV initiatives. We believe that women can be truly empowered when they are healthy, thus enabling them to realize their full potential. Achieving better health and overall wellbeing requires a fundamental understanding of what constitutes good nutrition.
To address this issue, the Nestlé Healthy Women programme was introduced at universities in 2014 to raise awareness about how nutrition impacts young women and their next generation. For this endeavour, Nestlé Healthy Women has devised a campaign with multiple stages each with a reward for those who make it to the next stage. This programme includes Nutritional Awareness sessions, conventional quizzes, digital engagement, hands-on healthy cooking classes, poster presentations and engagement with the senior management at Nestlé. In addition, successful participants are offered an internship that encompasses extensive exposure to the organisation.
Launched in 2014, the program has reached out to more than 2500 young women in 11 universities nationwide. The programme aims to further expand to urban as well as rural areas to make progress on both women empowerment and improved nutrition outcomes.