A continuing joint program by Nestlé Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd) to promote a lifestyle of wellness among young people reaches 7 million grade school and high school students in the NCR, CALABARZON, Bicol and Central Visayas regions on its sixth year of implementation.
The program, called the Nestlé Wellness Campus, is a part of the Nestlé For Healthier Kids initiative and reaches almost 50% of the total public grade school and high school students in the country. It serves to educate public school students and their parents on how to live a healthy life, by choosing healthier food and drink options and physical activity all year round.
Highlights of the program include various nutrition modules taught in schools. Topics range from 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.
Aside from the nutrition modules, the program also includes a Wellness song and dance that is performed daily after flag ceremony as part of the students’ regular exercise routine.
Every year, an inter-school and region content is held and the best implementing school can win a trophy and prize package amounting up to Php 200,000. The winning school can choose from a range of school equipment like BMI machines, flat screen televisions, sound systems, laptops, projectors and cameras.
Year on year, the Nestlé Wellness Campus program continues to help Filipino children lead healthier and happier lives. For more information or inquiries about the program, please contact the Nestlé Consumer Services hotline at (02) 898-0061 or via the toll-free number 1-800-100-637853