Let’s Nourish our Future, Together
Pakistan has been reported to have one of the highest levels of prevalence of child malnutrition compared to other developing countries. According to the National Nutrition Survey 2018, Pakistan is in the midst of a nutrition crisis with stunted growth being a major indicator. A focus on quality of diet and nutrition awareness is extremely essential to prevent stunting, wasting and other forms of malnutrition.
This was the impetus behind the launch of Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) program in Pakistan in 2010. Nestlé for Healthier Kids is a comprehensive program which empowers parents, teachers and caregivers to foster healthier eating, drinking and lifestyle habits among school-age children. N4HK is making collective effort with its partners to help address and overcome the nutrition challenge to give the children a happier and healthier future.
Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan says, “Nestlé for Healthier Kids initiative is part of our commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 of Good Health and Well-Being, to ensure that children understand the value of nutrition and physical activity and continue leading healthy lives as they grow older.
“This is part of our giving back and being responsible in our communities. In Pakistan, the program has reached out to more than 220,000 kids and has trained more than 1100 teachers with 10 partners nationwide,” he added.
Nurturing a Healthier Generation
Nutrition is key to ensuring a healthy child’s development. Encouraging kids to eat more veggies and fruits, ensuring their meals are as nutritious as possible can be a tough challenge for parents and caregivers.