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On February 29, 2016, Nestlé Zimbabwe unveiled the 2016 Healthy Kids Athletics and PE competitions in Zimbabwe, as part of the Nestlé’s on-going efforts to scale up physical wellness in schools in the country.
Five years ago, Nestlé Zimbabwe partnered with the National Association of Primary School Heads (NAPH) in sponsoring the Healthy Kids Athletics and Physical Education in Primary Schools. During this period, Nestlé has helped revive physical education in primary schools’ extra-curricular activities.
As well, in the spirit of creating shared value, Nestlé Zimbabwe has supported both the athletics and physical education competitions for teams drawn from various provinces.
In total, Nestlé Zimbabwe’s Healthy Kids Programme has had a direct contact with 188,150 children who have participated in athletics and physical education from the school level, to district, provincial and ultimately national level. At district and provincial levels, Nestlé Zimbabwe sponsors floating trophies: gold, silver and bronze medals and certificates.
This year’s competitions were held in all 10 provinces in the country during the first and second weeks of March.
What is important for the Nestlé Healthy Kids activities is that the primary school children live a healthy life style through physical activities and a balanced diet.