Nestlé is once again joining forces with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (Worldchefs) to celebrate International Chefs Day and to promote healthy eating to children.
As part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids Global School Programme, children from 84 countries around the world will take part in cookery workshops led by chefs from Nestlé Professional.
The theme for this year’s International Chefs Day is Foods for Healthy Heroes, which will be used to raise awareness in children about healthy eating by letting them be creative with food. We also aim to inspire chefs and to provide nutritious and fun recipe ideas for their kids' menus.
On October 20th, select children between ages 7-12 will visit the Nestlé Jamaica Corporate office, where Chef Jacqui Tyson will involve them in turning healthy recipes into edible ‘Healthy Heroes’ that is fun to make and healthy to eat. They will also participate in etiquette training and play games including turning fruits and vegetables into superheroes, for example broccoli into “Agent Fibre” and carrots into the “Vision Master”. Participating schools include Seaview Gardens Primary, Hazard Primary, Freetown Primary, Lannaman’s Preparatory, Alvernia Preparatory, St. Theresa’s Preparatory and St. Jude’s Primary.
The Nestlé Healthy Kids programme forms part of our commitment to promote children’s nutrition, health and wellbeing. It is an initiative that federates all of our efforts to support parents and caregivers on their journey to raise healthier kids. From leading research to product formulation, from education to innovative nutrition and lifestyle services, from individual actions to engaging partnerships, our commitment is to help 50 million children lead healthier lives by 2030.
A study produced by Nestlé Research Centre found that involving children in preparing and cooking meals helps to encourage good eating habits early on.
Activities such as the cookery workshops and games aim to raise children’s awareness and understanding of the importance of healthy eating and taking part in physical activity, which are two areas of the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme.