Nestlé Prepares Children for Healthier Future

(L-R) Chiamaka Akanno, Senior Nutritionist, Federal Ministry of Health; Sarah Danladi, Head of Sports and Health, LEA Gwagwalada, FCT Universal Basic Education Board; Major Edith Nwachinemerem (Rtd), Chairman, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, FCT Chapter; Edidiong Peters, Public Affairs Specialist, Nestlé Nigeria PLC; Mrs. Josephine Nwabiora, Deputy Director, Basic Education, Federal Ministry of Education; Dr Florence Uchendu, Associate Professor, Department of Public Health, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja

Nestlé Nigeria is helping children learn good nutrition habits for a healthier future
through the Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) program. 60 children across the 30
N4HK schools participated in the Nutrition Quiz Competition designed to help
them imbibe the new lifestyle habits they learned in-class.

Now in its fourth season, the Nutrition Quiz competition organized in collaboration
with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, assesses the children’s knowledge on healthy
nutrition, healthy hydration and an active lifestyle while enhancing recall and
retention of in-class lessons under the Nestlé for Healthier Kids initiative.

Twenty schools from the three senatorial districts competed for the first prize in
Ogun State, with Sokoya Memorial Wesley School Sagamu, emerging the winner.
UBE Primary School Pasali, Abuja took home the first prize among the ten schools
from the six area councils who competed in the FCT.

The winners were rewarded with exciting prizes including sports gears for the
teams, computers and sporting equipment for their schools.

Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, Mrs.
Victoria Uwadoka said, “The Nutrition Quiz competition helps us to evaluate the
impact of the lessons on the children, as it deepens their retention of the in-class
lessons. As always, the performance of the children is impressive.

I commend the educators who teach them the lessons and help them to retain the lesson through demonstrations and other fun exercises.

I would also like to recognize the contributions of our program partners including the Nutrition Society of Nigeria,
Federal Ministry of Education, Federal Ministry of Health, FCT Universal Basic
Education Board (UBEB) and, Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board
(SUBEB), for their continued commitment to raising a healthier generation.