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Nestle Partners Ogun, NGO on School-Child Nutrition


Nestle LogoTowards raising awareness on the importance of good nutrition and healthy life-style among school-age children in Nigeria, the Ogun State government has expressed its readiness to partner with Nestle Nigeria Plc.

Disclosing this was the Managing Director of Nestle, Martin Woolnough, at an healthy kids teachers’ workshop in Abeokuta, recently.

He said the participants would play cogent role by imparting relevant knowledge on the kids when they return to their various schools.

The company also partnered with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Centre for Health Education, Population and Nutrition (CHEPON).

Woolnough, who spoke through Dr. Samuel Adenekan, noted that the workshop would lay serious emphasises on arming the teachers with nutritional skills and modern teaching methods.

He disclosed that the objective, if achieved, would also help the younger ones adopt good eating habit, promote healthy and reduce the risk of disease.

He said that the teachers, who had been selected across the 20 local government areas of the state, would assist to inculcate the habit of healthy eating in the children.

The Managing Director added that the programme was a powerful tool at ensuring that children understand the value of nutrition, physical exercises and imbibe such values for healthy living throughout their lifetime.

One of the objectives of Nestle healthy kids teachers’ workshop is to ensure that the healthy kids teachers use innovative nutrition education techniques because teachers often need more help with innovative techniques than with content.

The programme forms an integral part of our commitment to improving global nutrition through the promotion of greater awareness, improved knowledge and effective practice of healthy eating and regular physical activity, which would have positive impact on health.”

The state Commissioner for Education, Mr. Segun Odubela, stated that the training would afford the participants the opportunity to sharpen their nutritional teaching and learning skills as it affects the health of the younger ones.

Odubela added that the workshop would have positive impact on the service delivery of school teachers in the state.

Source: Nigerian Tribune Website

March 8, 2013 |

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