Nestlé Inspires Teachers To Nurture Healthier Schoolchildren

To Press Releases listKuching,Aug 2, 2016


  • Nestlé Malaysia recently held its third annual Train-the-Trainer workshop as part of its Nestlé Healthy Kids (NHK) Programme.
  • The workshop aims to educate teachers on NHK modules, which are focused on improving nutrition knowledge and cultivating healthy lifestyle habits among students.

In line with its commitment to promote healthy lifestyles amongst Malaysians, Nestlé Malaysia recently held its third annual Train-the-Trainer workshop as part of its Nestlé Healthy Kids (NHK) Programme, a global platform which aims to help nurture healthier schoolchildren.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM), the Train-the-Trainer initiative educates teachers on NHK modules, which are focused on improving nutrition knowledge and cultivating healthy lifestyle habits among students.

The three-day workshop was launched in Kuching, Sarawak, by Mr Cyril Christopher Singham, Principal Assistant Director, Health, Intervention and Hostel Management Sector, School Management Division at the Ministry of Education Malaysia. As a result of the successful workshops over the past two years, this year saw many of the previous participants returning, together with new participants. In total, 166 Senior Assistants of Student Affairs and wardens from primary day-boarding schools in Sabah and Sarawak attended the workshop.

This year’s workshop was led by prominent healthcare practitioners, Dr. Zawiah Hashim, Dr. Chin Yit Siew, and Prof. Dr. Norimah A. Karim who introduced Phase 3 Modules with more in-depth topics, including Healthy Food Preparation Methods, Reading Food Packaging Labels and Let’s Exercise and Do Sports. The teachers also refreshed their memories of previous year’s modules as well as ways to teach and interact with students using NHK modules.

Mr Cyril Christopher Singham commented, “The Ministry is glad to once again partner with Nestlé and NSM for the third consecutive year of the programme. Collaborations between the private and public sectors is a progressive step for education. Through this initiative, we hope that our schoolchildren will learn to embrace healthy habits. The modules over the past two years have shown very positive results, and we are confident that this year’s Train-the-Trainer workshop will prove beneficial for both teachers and students alike.”

Eliza Mohamed, Director of Group Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Malaysia, said, “As the world’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company, we believe good nutrition is crucial for the wellbeing of all individuals. The NHK programmes are all the more relevant in view of the significant prevalence of nutrition-related issues, such as nutrient deficiencies and rising obesity, particularly in schoolchildren. In line with our Creating Shared Value philosophy, we will continue to undertake efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of all Malaysians. At Nestlé, we believe that in order to create long-term value for the company, it must also create value for the society at the same time.”

According to Dr. Tee E Siong, Chairman of the NHK Expert Committee and President of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, “At NSM, we believe that educating our young children to lead healthy and active lifestyles will ensure that we bring up a generation of healthy Malaysians. This will eventually pave the way to a healthy nation. Programmes such as Nestlé Healthy Kids are essential in order to bring about change by inculcating better dietary habits.”

Puan Fatimah Sapawi from SK Kampung Iran, Subis, Sarawak said, “This is my third year participating in the Train-the-Trainer Workshop, and each workshop has been extremely enlightening. The modules taught are very interactive and have proven to be effective when we introduce these lessons into our everyday classes. My students always enjoy the NHK lessons and I look forward to sharing my new-found knowledge from this year’s workshop with them.”

Background on Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme

The Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme in Malaysia consists of two modules – The Primary School Module which was launched in collaboration with NSM, and a Secondary School Module called the Healthy Lifestyle Programme, which was conducted over a three-year period in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia, and saw significant improvements in knowledge and practice of healthy lifestyles among the participants. The Train-the-Trainer Workshop is part of the Primary School Module, and the first phase was launched in 2010, followed by the second phase in 2014.

About Nestlé Malaysia

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestlé has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestlé, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at

For more information, please contact:

Maxine Lim
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 5185
Mobile: +6012-353 1337

Joanne Lim or Yasmin Kadir
acorn communications
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348
Mobile: +6012-304 7604 (Joanne) or +6017-237 9048 (Yasmin)

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