Nestlé says it is committed to contributing to healthier lives for individuals and families and one of the ways they are doing this is through the Nestlé Ghana Nido Nutrition Day which begun its second cycle in March 2017.
Similar public education events on nutrition are planned to be held in various basic schools across the country.
The first of the series of events was held at the Nii Sowah Din Memorial School in the Adenta Municipality of the Greater Accra Region in March this year.
Nido Nutrition Day events seek to educate mothers and caregivers on the importance of good nutrition through a series of talks, drama and games.
The programme is organised with the endorsement of the Ghana Education Service and implemented under the supervision of the School Health Education Programme (SHEP) in basic schools.
This year’s edition also coincides with the 60th-anniversary celebrations of Nestlé.
Over the past sixty years, Nestlé Ghana has been committed to healthy nutrition by providing safe and quality products that meet the nutritional needs of individuals and families.
The Category Manager for Dairy at Nestlé Ghana Ltd, Edwin Amoako stated that Nestlé is committed to improving the quality of lives of children in Ghana and worldwide by providing nutritional products for children that help address micronutrient deficiencies. During the event, mothers also stand the chance to win scholarships for their wards by participating in a nutrition quiz.
Last year through the program, the brand was able to engage with over 8,000 mothers from selected schools across the country. Nestlé has made a global commitment to help reduce the risk of under-nutrition through micronutrient fortification.
“To demonstrate our aim at enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, the company has formulated three new bold ambitions to achieve by 2030: -Help 50 million children lead healthier lives; -Improve 30 million livelihoods in communities connected to our business activities; -Strive for zero environmental impact in our operations.
“We also set 42 public commitments towards 2020 to support these objectives and continue to impact positively the society worldwide but also in our region in Central and West Africa. These commitments have been outlined in our Nestlé in Society 2016 Report,” Nestlé said in a press statement
Nido Essentia is enriched with Iron and Vitamin C to help meet the micronutrient needs of growing children. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 70% of school age children in Ghana suffer from iron deficiency.