Nestlé Ghana, leading producers of confectionery food products has organized a day’s nutrition campaign for mothers and caregivers of pupils in selected basic schools in Ho in the Volta region.
The campaign dubbed ‘Nido Nutrition School Day’ was to educate the mothers on the importance of good healthy nutrition in the the development of children.
Over 150 mothers participated in the recently held event at the Ho Kpodzi E.P Basic School for a cluster of E.P schools including Mawuli and Ho Heve E.P basic schools.
The participants had the opportunity to learn about good nutrition through drama, interactive games and dancing. They were also taken through the importance of breakfast, and the health benefits of having the right proportions of iron, calcium and vitamins in diets, which are essential in boosting the physical and mental fortitude of children.
Mr. Samuel Adjei –Yeboah, the Development Manager for Powdered Milks at Nestle Ghana, said, the campaign forms part of Nestle Ghana’s commitment towards the promotion of good nutrition and and healthy lifestyle among Ghanaian.
According to him, the ‘Nido Nutrition School Day’ which was organized in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service, has already been to the Central, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions, with other regions expected to be covered in coming weeks.
A contest organized during the event, saw madam Janice Boso winning a GHS 500 scholarship package to carter for the next academic term’s fees of her two daughters at the Mawuli E.P Basic School.
Madam Boso, lauded Nestlè Nido for the nutrition campaign but appealed to the company to extend the programme to cover mothers in rural communities as well.
Nestlé, which is a household brand, has made a global commitment to help reduce the risk of under nutrition through micro nutrient-fortification and aims to reach 200 billion annual servings of micronutrient-fortified foods and beverages worldwide by 2016. In the Central and West Africa Region, Nestlé provided its consumers with 58 billion daily servings of micronutrient-fortified foods and beverages in 2015.