Nikeeta Mongroo, Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Digital Analyst, showcases the Nestlé for Healthier Kids Website.
The leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness has yet again made its mark and proved its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited launched its Healthy Kids Programme website at the UWI St Augustine’s two-day health and wellness fair on September 7th and 8th at its Sports and Physical Education Centre.
Nestlé’s Healthy Kids Programme epitomises the company’s commitment to nutrition, health and wellness. Launched in 2011 in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, and endorsed in Jamaica by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, this three to six year primary school programme teaches children how to live a healthy lifestyle through a combination of nutrition education topics and regular physical activity. In 2017, the program was executed in 23 schools in Trinidad and Jamaica, and will be executed in 28 schools in 2018. The launch of its website now further adds to the impact that Nestlé is making within society. Shaunelle Mieres- Aparicio, Market Nutritionist for ADC region at Nestlé commented, “Nestlé’s purpose is simple, it is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. With our global mandate to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030, we believe that our healthy kids website will be a key stepping stone towards this.”
The Healthy Kids website converts the physical workbooks to interactive activities. It allows schools to register their students at no cost. Through the website children learn about their body, portion control, local foods and its benefits, non- communicable diseases, stress management, the importance of water and healthy snacking among others. The website currently facilitates registration for primary schools, with plans in development to cater to all interested individuals from mid-2019.
For more information on the Healthy Kids Programme, you can contact 800- Nest or visit the healthy kids’ website at www.healthykidscaribbean.com to sign- up. The website is currently being introduced to schools throughout the country, with teacher training sessions scheduled to begin at the start of 2019.
About UWI Health and Wellness Fair
The UWI Health and Wellness Fair housed a myriad of organisations all focused on health and wellness. The event, free to the public, offered screenings and consultations such as blood pressure, vaccination, vision, mental health, first aid training, nutritional counselling and osteoporosis by trained health care professionals. Nestle’s Wellness on Wheels Caravan was on site, providing free basic health tests and nutrition consultations.
From Left, Mr Patricio Torres, Head of Market Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago Limited with Dr Brian Copeland, Prinicipal University of the West Inidies, St. Augustine
Nutritional counselling at Nestle’s Wellness on Wheels booth at UWI Health and Wellness Fair.