Nutrition is key to ensure a child’s healthy development. But as always, theory is one thing, practice is another. Encouraging kids to eat more veggies and fruits, ensuring their meals are as nutritious as possible and that their protein sources are diversified can be a tough challenge for parents and caregivers.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids in Pakistan
Pakistan has been reported to have one of the highest levels of prevalence of child malnutrition compared to other developing countries. According to National Nutrition Survey 2018, Pakistan is in the midst of a nutrition crisis with stunted growth being a major indicator. A focus on quality of diet and nutrition awareness is extremely essential to prevent stunting, wasting and other forms of malnutrition.
This was the impetus behind the launch of Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) Program in Pakistan in 2010. Nestlé for Healthier Kids is a comprehensive program which aims to raise nutrition and health knowledge and promote physical activity among school-age children. The program empowers parents, teachers and caregivers to foster healthier eating, drinking and lifestyle habits among children.
Our school-dedicated module follows train the trainer model through which the school teachers are empowered with educational tools and behavior change solutions to promote health lifestyles in the school environment. The Program is anchored in strong nutritional and behavioral science and aims to encourage the adoption of 7 healthier habits.
Till date, we have reached out to 285,000 children in 340 schools and trained 1500 teachers through the collective effort of 10 educational partners nationwide from the development, private and public sectors.
Inspiring Children to Live Healthier Lives
Nestlé for Healthier Kids is a curriculum-based program comprising of a book (in both English and Urdu) which provide basic knowledge on nutrition and encourage physical activity, intake of balanced diet and importance of hydration and hygiene.
The Program establishes foundations for healthier eating by inspiring kids to eat well in a way that’s engaging and interactive, through various fun learning activities like healthy lunchbox contest and cooking workshops for kids. The activities help children to get in touch with knowledge that would help them to be a wise decision maker in terms of health and nutrition.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids is making collective effort with its partners to help address and overcome the nutrition challenge to give the children a happier and healthier future. It is a nationwide program with presence in Punjab, Islamabad Capitol Territory, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and aspires to reach more areas.
What Our Partners Say…
Nestlé for Healthier Kids Program is part of our commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 of Good Health and Well-Being. We are continuously strengthening our efforts through various activities aimed at increasing nutritional knowledge and adopting healthier eating habits.
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For further information, please contact:
CSV Business Engagement Specialist, Nestlé Pakistan
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