In a bid to promote nutrition education, Nestle Nigeria has organised nutrition quiz competition for primary school pupils in Ogun State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The quiz competition, aimed at testing the children’s knowledge and practice of healthy nutrition is designed to enhance recall and retention of in-class lessons.
It is part of Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK), a flagship initiative of the company which aims to help 50 million children globally, lead healthier lives by 2030.
The corporate communications and public affairs manager, Nestlé Nigeria, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka, said in Nigeria, N4HK is a school-based nutrition education programme that equips children with knowledge to make better nutrition choices from an early age for a healthier future, adding that 20 schools from the three senatorial districts of Ogun State and ten schools from the six area councils in the FCT participated in the quiz competition which held simultaneously in Ogun State and the FCT for seven days.
She said the participating schools where quizzed on topics curated from the N4HK students’ manual covering nutrition, healthy hydration, hygiene and physical activities.
According to her, the process was led by the Nutrition Society of Nigeria who also executed the competition from school stage to the finals and Gadosnasko Science Primary School, Gwagwalada, Abuja and St Paul’s Primary School, Orile Imo, Ogun State emerged winners.
Speaking on the objectives of the competition, Uwadoka said “N4HK is aligned with our goal of helping children live healthier lives by raising awareness of the benefits of healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle.
“We are delighted with the performance of all the participating schools this year. The learners proved without doubt that they had indeed understood the various topics. The competition was intense, so the winners do deserve the acclaim.”