“Launched in Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education and the Federal Ministry of Health earlier this year, Nestlé for Healthier Kids ((N4HK)) promotes healthy lifestyles in schools by educating children and parents on nutrition and fostering physical activity. N4HK reaches over 60 teachers and 17,000 children in 30 schools closest to Nestlé Nigeria’s operations in Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory.”
Mr. Rabie Issa, Business Executive Officer for Nestlé Professional in Central West Africa, disclosed this on the occasion of this year’s International Chef’s Day celebrated by Nestle Nigeria Plc with chefs and school children at the company’s headquarters in Lagos.
“Since its foundation, Nestlé has been committed to helping parents and caregivers provide the right nutrition for their children. International Chef’s Day 2018 is another opportunity for the company to work towards fulfilling this commitment,” he said.
According to him, supporting International Chef’s Day through various activities and partnerships is part of Nestlé Professional’s commitment to improve global nutrition by raising awareness on healthy eating and increasing nutrition knowledge.
“This commitment contributes towards fulfilling Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future by teaching children to make informed choices and form healthier habits even at an early age,” he said.
N4HK Action Pillars
He explained that this year’s theme ‘Healthy Foods for Growing Up’ was in line with the three Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) action pillars – Build, Share and Apply Nutrition Knowledge, Offer Tastier and Healthier Choices, Inspire Families to Raise Healthier Kids.
Gbechoevi Benoit, Executive Chef, Protea Hotel, who also spoke at the event encouraged children to dream big, and to eat right to be their best every day while working towards their career goals.
“As we all know, good food equals good health. Learning to eat the right food in these early days of your life will set you on the right path to live a productive, successful life,” he said.