Nestlé for Healthier Kids Program
Nestlé for Healthier Kids is a global program which focuses on improving basic knowledge of nutrition and physical activity levels in children around the world. The global program is aimed at improving the nutritional status of school children aged 6 – 16 years old and includes both nutrition education and physical activity programs at the national level. In 2001 Nestlé Australia developed, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), the Nestlé for Healthier Kids resource. It has the common goal of helping Australian families get active and healthy.
The Australian Institute of Sport’s commitment to physical education
the AIS has played a big part in developing winning athletes who are strong in mind and body. Anyone who visits the AIS in Canberra will be struck by the way its programs for athletes go way beyond the development of fitness and sporting abilities. It’s all about developing well-rounded athletes, those who will be physically and mentally equipped to take on life’s challenges, both in and out of the sporting arena. The benefits of this ‘holistic’ approach hold true for everyone, not just those at the top of their sport.
Through the Nestlé for Healthier Kids resource, teachers have the chance to draw on 30 years of AIS experience in developing the keys to a well-balanced lifestyle and communicate these to their students in fun and innovative ways. The school classroom is an ideal setting to explore lifestyle choices and develop self-reliance in a rapidly changing world. This collection of free teacher resources has been developed to empower children with the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes that will enable them to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.