Nestlé Sets to Provide Sports Facility to Schools

Thursday JULY 01,2021

Odutayo Odusanya

Nestlé Nigeria is set to providing sports infrastructure to schools that won its 2021edition of Nutrition competition tagged Nestlé Nutrition Quiz Competition. In a keenly contested school quiz with beneficiary schools of Nutrition for Healthier Kids(N4HK), the UBE Primary School, Pasali emerged the winner while Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Science Primary School Abaji and Gado Nasko Science Primary School clinched the second and third positions respectively.

The Nestlé Nutrition Quiz competition which was organised in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Board and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria had 10 beneficiary schools vied for the top place.

Commenting on the competition, the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager for
Nestlé Nigeria, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka said, “The performance of UBE Primary school is
commendable, as it shows that they are actually learning a lot from the N4HK curriculum. We
believe that the quiz competition has engrained the values of healthy nutrition, healthy hydration,
good hygiene and maintaining an active physical lifestyle in the learners. We are happy to have this unique opportunity to lay the right foundation for a healthier future for the generations to come.”

The Director, Primary School Services, FCT Universal Basic Education Board, Hajiya Habiba Barau said, “The Nestlé for Heathier Kids programme in our schools has contributed in no small measure to improving the knowledge of nutrition and hygiene among our learners. The positive impact the programme has on them is evident through the Nutrition Quiz Competition.”
We also commend Nestlé for their support on the provision of water and sanitation facilities in the
N4HK schools, as well as the capacity development of our teachers. The Board will continue to collaborate with the company on this laudable initiative”.

The students from UBE Primary School Pasali could not hide their joy! Speaking on behalf of her classmates, Faustina Offor said, “I am very happy and proud that we won this competition, not only for us who are representing the school, but for all of us. I have learnt a lot about nutrition and hygiene through the N4HK classes in my school, which I was very excited to share through the different stages for the quiz.”

Christiana Agada, a teacher at UBE Primary School said, “I am excited with the performance of our learners in the quiz competition. Faustina Offor and Joy Samuel have represented our school well by winning the first prize. All the effort and dedication of the educators have paid off”.

All the winners took home prizes including school supplies and sports gears.

Nestlé Nigeria will also reward the winning schools by providing sports infrastructure in the winners of the first and second
places to encourage the children to imbibe active physical lifestyle habits early.
Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) is the company’s flagship initiative which aims to help 50 million children globally, lead healthier lives by 2030.

In Nigeria, N4HK incorporates a school-based nutrition education programme, which equips children to them make better nutrition decisions from an early age to promote a healthier future. The Nutrition Quiz is a core part of the programme to enhance, recall and
retention of lessons learnt by the students.

Launched in Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, the Federal Ministry of Health, Universal Basic Education Board, Ogun State, FCT Universal Basic Education Board and the Nutrition Society of Nigeria.

Nestlé for Healthier Kids reaches 17,000 children in 30 schools annually,
20 of them in Ogun State and 10 in the Federal Capital Territory

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