NestlÃ© Nigeria has embarked on a nutrition education campaign with various programmes to help individuals and families, parents and children live healthier.
In a statement made available to THISDAY over the weekend, NestlÃ© stated that â€œit will continue to inspire people to lead healthier lives, raising awareness and deeper understanding about nutrition, and promoting healthy cooking, eating and lifestyles through education programmes on various channels in line with its conviction that healthier lives are happier lives.â€
Some of the programmes included â€˜Sound of Nutritionâ€™, a radio programme, featuring a professional nutritionist, which delivers nutrition and wellness tips to listeners across Lagos, Enugu and Abuja. Topics covered included portion sizes, balanced diet and how to eat for value. There are also tips on how to plan meals on budget to ensure that the family is eating right.
NestlÃ© Nigeria also partnered the Culinary Academy for the African Young Chefs Competition (AFCC), which was held in Lagos recently.
Speaking on the partnership, the Managing Director and CEO of NestlÃ© Nigeria, Mr. Mauricio Alarcon said: â€œThe programme was an avenue to educate and inspire the youth to make the right nutrition choices to ensure healthier and happier livesâ€™â€™
â€œProgrammes like the African Young Chefs Competition also help the youth learn life skills like discipline, teamwork and perseverance. These are qualities that will make them leaders in every area of their lives. Therefore, we continue to invest in various youth programmes focussed on developing tomorrowâ€™s leaders,â€ said Alarcon.
Delicious Naija is a show that explores the best of Nigeriaâ€™s local recipes, cultures and sights. The hostess, Bunmi Adeleye, a food enthusiast is taking a journey across Nigeria to discover how the everyday woman makes a difference in her home from Kano to Port Harcourt; from Calabar to Daura and from Markurdi to Ikogosi.
At a recent chat with journalists, the company introduced the way it works to impact the society positively.
Nestleâ€™s Public Affairs Manager, Victoria Nâ€™dee Uwadoka added that every day, NestlÃ© Nigeria touches the lives of millions of people, from the farmers who grow its ingredients to the family who enjoy its products, to the communities where the company works, and the rural environment upon which it depends.