Nestlé Healthy Kids and the Ministry of Education launch nutrition education program in Angolan schools

To Press Releases listOct 26, 2015

Nestlé, the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company and the Ministry of Education launched today a nutrition education program for children in primary schools in Angola.

The program is part of Nestlé Healthy Kids global initiative that supports public health objectives and works to improve knowledge about nutrition and promote healthy lifestyles among children in primary schools through healthy eating, encouraging physical activity and other key health measures such as hygiene.

The course materials include a manual to guide teachers and three activity books for 1st - 2nd class, 3rd - 4th and 5th - 6th classes. The contents were developed with the help of nutritionists and technicians of the Ministries of Education, Health and Agriculture.

"The Nestlé Healthy Kids program is a global initiative started in 2009 and has presence in 80 countries, reaching 8 million children and working with more than 300 partners. “We recognize the diverse needs of children in different countries; hence the need to adapt this comprehensive program to meet the needs of school children in Angola. We are pleased with this partnership and help of the Ministry of Education in the implementation and success of this program,” said Wilbart de Wit, Managing Director of Nestlé Angola, during the event.

The first phase of the project Healthy Kids in Angola will seek to reach about 2,000 children by distributing manuals and activity books in 15 schools through different municipalities of Luanda.

"The Nestlé Healthy Kids program was aligned with the current school curriculum, and provides essential teaching materials that will help teachers engage children in interactive learning on nutrition, the food pyramid, food hygiene and safety and physical activity. Our partnership with the authorities, seek to improve nutrition education in schools allowing children to adopt healthy eating habits," said Wilbart de Wit.