Basic Education partners with Nestle SA to celebrate National Nutrition and Obesity Week, 11 Oct

Basic Education partners with Nestle SA to celebrate National Nutrition and Obesity Week in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga

The Department of Basic Education and Nestle South Africa will tomorrow, Thursday, 11 October 2018 celebrate National Nutrition and Obesity Week (NNOW) at Senganyane Primary School in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga. This year the NNOW is celebrated under the theme Breakfast � the best way to start your day.

The department has also partnered with a broad coalition of health partners including leading non-profit organisations, health professional associations as well the National and Provincial Departments of Health. This partnership has seen the alignment of National Nutrition Week (9 � 15 October 2018) with National Obesity Week (15 � 19 October 2018) to promote a shared and very important message that eating breakfast is the best way to start your day.

National Nutrition and Obesity Week is geared at highlighting the importance of a good and healthy breakfast while heightening the focus on promoting healthy lifestyles to avoid social disabilities such as obesity. In South Africa, only about 23% of children specifically between 6 months to 23 months meet the minimum standards for an acceptable quality diet.

The NNOW will culminate at the Blaauwskop Intermediate School in KanoneilandUpington in the ZF Mgcawu District, Northern Cape on Wednesday, 17 October 2018.

Source: Government of South Africa