Nestlé Fights Food Insecurity Through It's "Nestlé For Healthier kids" Project.

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Millions of people in low and low-middle-income countries in Africa suffer from extreme hunger and malnutrition. Due to this reason, the already vulnerable group of people in the community (women and children) are more devastated by this fact. Food insecurity has caused child malnutrition affecting their health, growth rate, and lifestyle as a whole.
During our visit to Mathare slums, in Nairobi County for the launch of the sustainable community cooker project done by Taka Taka Zero, the picture of what it means to live in abject poverty was painted. The shanties, lack of clean water, the landfills that filled the air with a nasty stench, and the unhealthy-looking children running around created a saddening reality for the We Don't Have Time Kenyan team of how bad the situation is on the ground. Organizations, institutions, and individuals have been working towards improving the lives of the slum dwellers one of them being Nestlé.
Nestlé promotes healthy eating in Kenya through kids’ program feeding projects in schools for over 10 years. In line with its purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, food giant Nestlé came up with a project by the name Nestlé for the Healthier Kids Programme in different parts of Kenya. This noble action by Nestlé was implemented after seeing the devastating effects that food insecurity and malnutrition have on children.
A verticle garden at Mathare Community Outreach Primary School in Nairobi started by Nestle that produces enough to meet the school's demand and whose supplus is sold to the neighbouring community
A verticle garden at Mathare Community Outreach Primary School in Nairobi started by Nestle that produces enough to meet the school's demand and whose supplus is sold to the neighbouring community

The initiative launched in June 2012 in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Agriculture, aims to help children from poor communities and slums lead healthier lives. The initiative was motivated by four core objectives which encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, eat well-managed portions, drink more water, and exercise regularly / move more. Over the past 10 years, the program has expanded to over 890 schools, covering 7 counties in Nairobi, Kiambu, Muranga, Embu, Meru, Kirinyaga, and Kakamega, reaching over 700,000 pupils and 1500 teachers in participating regions.
The goal of Nestlé for Healthier Kids in Kenya through its campaigns and initiatives is to support parents and caregivers to raise healthier kids and to inspire the children themselves to get involved in the preparation of meals and learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
This write-up is meant for all the organizations, institutions, and individuals who have committed to transforming the lives of the slum dwellers such as Nestlé. At the community outreach school in Mathare slums where We Don't Have Time Kenyan team had been invited to launch the sustainable community cooker, one of the locations based on the Nestlé for Healthier Kids project. The program is designed in a way that the students are made to grow their food by taking care of the vegetable garden in the school compound.
The Nestlé program not only aims at providing healthy food for the children but also instills the values of sustainable agriculture for the community, the importance of adopting organic farming, and the importance of agriculture in the strive to save the planet from climate change.
The amazing thing about the sustainable garden is that it involves using recycled organic materials, reducing the use of natural resources, using less space, and requiring less maintenance.
We want to congratulate Nestlé for setting a good example for others to follow and for their commitment to transforming the community for the better.
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