Nestlé Kenya expands the Healthy Kids Programme

To Press Releases listOct 1, 2015

Nestlé Kenya has continued the expansion of its Healthy Kids Programme (HKP) to help the country address nutrition issues among school going children.

Nestlé launched an additional 100 primary schools drawn from areas already benefitting from Nescafé Plan in Kenya’s Kiambu County. Children aged 6 to 12 years whose parents are members of New Gatukuyu and Gitwe Farmers’ Cooperative Societies will be the first beneficiaries.

Our Nescafé Plan project empowers the parents (farmers) by teaching them good agricultural practices that helps increase their coffee yields hence boosting their livelihoods and Healthy Kids programme will now promote the well-being of the children via nutrition education and encouraging physical activity at school.

Nestlé will spend about Sh2million in implementing the programme in the selected primary schools in Kenya. The money will go into providing essential nutrition education material including interactive posters and teaching manuals, helping teachers involve the children in interactive lessons about healthy eating, physical exercise, hygiene and sanitation.

The Programme is aligned to the Kenya school curriculum and is a supplement for Social Science classes. We have already trained over 150 teachers from Kiambu County, who will in turn train their colleagues and help reach the pupils in the selected schools.