Helping children achieve and maintain a healthy body weight into adulthood

The Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Programme seeks to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles to help children to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight into adulthood.

Despite being a global programme, content is developed with local experts and tailored to local health and nutritional needs. In 2016, there were 84 Healthy Kids Programmes taking place around the world, with more than 300 partners, including Nongovernmental Organisations, nutrition institutes, national sport federations and local governments.

The majority of these programmes are endorsed by Ministries of Health, Education or Sports. At the end of 2016, Nestlé was actively working with more than 300 partners across 84 countries to deliver our Healthy Kids Global Programme. The activities have had an outstanding impact reaching out to 8.3 million children in 2016.

Healthy Kids programmes are based on multi-partnership approaches advocating for a whole-school approach, involving the curriculum, teaching, campus management and school culture, where nutrition and health are considered to be an important part of children’s development.