A continuing joint initiative by Nestlé Philippines and the Department
of Education (DepEd) to promote a lifestyle of wellness among young people
reached 6.95 million grade school and high school students in the NCR,
CALABARZON, Bicol and Central Visayas regions in 2016, its fourth year of
CAMPUS, the program serves to
educate public school students on how to live a healthy life, by choosing healthier food and drink options and
physical activity. Last year the program was extended to grade school students
to inculcate wellness habits at a younger age. Furthermore, the program
emphasized nutrition education and encouraged schools to start other
initiatives beyond the Wellness CAMPUS curriculum to promote healthy habits
among students all year round.
of the program were the Wellness dance and the Wellness song titled “Health goal
mo ay wellness,” set to a catchy beat, both of which scored high among
The 2016 program covered 10,821 schools in
the four regions, representing 47 percent of public grade school students and
49 percent of public high school students in the country.
CAMPUS modules taught in schools included managing portions; choosing
nutritious and varied options (Pinggang Pinoy, Go, Grow and Glow foods); and
moving more, sitting less. Pinggang Pinoy is a concept from the Food and
Nutrition Research Institute which is an easy-to-understand food guide that
illustrates the right food portions per meal to meet the energy and nutrient
needs of Filipinos. Go, Grow and Glow foods are carbohydrates, proteins, and
vegetables and fruits, respectively.
component of Wellness CAMPUS was the best region of the year contest, with
Bicol winning first place with a score of 95.8 and a prize of PhP 500,000.00
worth of Wellness CAMPUS benefits.
practices of Wellness Campus in 2016 included the setting up of Wellness
Learning Hubs inside schools that are accessible to parents; the integration of
Wellness CAMPUS modules into school lesson plans; Wellness bulletin boards; the
creation of a regional Wellness CAMPUS monitoring team; and the use of the
Wellness and Champ Moves dance as a mass activity for DepEd’s major events.
As a program, Wellness CAMPUS is driven by the Nestlé purpose of
enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.