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How Nestlé for Healthier Kids helps build Healthier Communities in Bangladesh

Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) programme was a collaboration with Nestlé and nutrition expert Dr Nazrul Islam Khan, Professor of Institute of Nutrition and Food Science, Dhaka University, in 2010 to build awareness among school children ageing 13-17 regarding Nutrition, Health, and Wellness and promote physical activity via better eating, greater physical activity, and other key health measures such as hygiene.

Tanzina Tarique, Manager, Corporate Affairs & CSV, Nestlé Bangladesh Limited talks about the project at “Let’s Talk CSR”

N4HK programme, part of the global ‘Creating Shared Value’ (CSV) programme, promotes nutritional knowledge, attitude, and behaviours of 3,000 adolescent students from 22 schools in Gazipur every year. Classroom training with a curriculum with books, illustrations, posters, games, and animations is arranged for these students. 

These students are trained and awarded as “N4HK Graduates” and then they work in campaigns in school and the community by Nestlé around the year to spread knowledge on food and nutrition. They do presentations, awareness drives, and cooking classes for the community to share their knowledge. Till 2019, the attendance in the schools had increased by 10% on average, and the number of sick leaves also decreased

In an interview with CSR Window Tanzina Tarique, Manager, Corporate Affairs & CSV, Nestlé Bangladesh Limited says, “We found out that students are dropping out of schools due various kinds of diseases. Through our project we wanted to build awareness among parents, students and communities”

Through N4HK programme, a part of the global ‘Creating Shared Value’ (CSV) programme, Nestle promotes nutritional knowledge, attitude, and behaviours. For more inspiring CSR stories shared by corporates, check out our Youtube Channel.

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