The Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Programme forms part of our commitment to improve global nutrition through the promotion of greater awareness, knowledge and understanding of healthy eating and physical activity and their impact on health.
This global Programme, based on multi-stakeholder partnerships, aims to raise nutrition, health and wellness and promote physical activity among school age children around the world through better eating, healthy hydration, greater physical activity or other key health measures such as hygiene.
In the Equatorial Africa Region the Healthy Kids Programme is being implemented in Angola, Mauritius, Kenya, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Programme reached over 700,000 primary school students in 2016.
With the partnership of Academia, Health and Education Ministries Course materials are developed and reviewed for both teachers and students to aid knowledge and change behavior.
Programmes are usually evaluated at a local level by external, independent bodies such as universities, scientific institutions and national academic organisations. As well as the reach and scale of our programmes, we also aim to measure their impact in terms of changes in knowledge and behaviour. We know behaviour change is challenging to measure and can take a long time to become sustainable, but it is critical if we want to ensure a long-term, positive influence on children.