Pupils learn how to prepare healthy recipes

This year’s Nestle Healthy Kids and International Chefs Day have been held at the University of Ghana Basic School in Accra.

About 160 pupils participated in the event themed, ‘Art on a plate’, and organised by Nestle Ghana.

It was aimed at educating children in Central, West Africa and the whole wide world on the importance of healthy eating by using fruits and vegetable to create edible art work on a plate.

Led by a seasoned and a professional chef, Mr. Ali Sadiq (Executive Pastry Chef) of Movenpic Hotel, Accra, and a member of World Association of Chefs, the school children were taught how to make five different but healthy recipes through the use of bananas, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, okro, watermelon, and yellow pepper among others, and worth for human consumption.

He said that introducing the school children to healthy lifestyle would play a tremendous role in their studies, and commended Nestle Ghana for organising the programme on October 20 each year to mark the International Chefs Day.

Mr. Ali appealed to the company (Nestle) to extend the programme to other basic schools across the country.

Miss Anita Owiredu, a teacher at the basic school, said that what the children had learnt would be beneficial not only to them at school but also in their homes and asked Nestle Ghana not to stop the good project it has embarked upon.

Nestle’s commitment in the promotion of healthy diets and lifestyles is part of its 39 pledges highlighted in the Nestle Central and West Africa Region (CWAR) Nestle in Society Report 2015, that covers nutrition, water, rural development, environmental sustainability and compliance.

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