Also participating in this event were nine trainees from GOLD (Generating Opportunities for Learning Disables), a rehabilitative vocational training centre for secondary school graduates with learning disabilities.
Chef Mohd Kamaruddin bin Adnin, also known as Chef Bob, President of PCA, said, “We are delighted to continue this journey alongside Nestlé. This year, we are proud to have reached out to 60 Orang Asli children on the benefits of eating well. Through today’s activities, we have helped them gain a better understanding of how consuming fruits and vegetables can make them strong and healthy. Knowing that kids also learn better through visual and interactive examples, we had plenty of activities with fruits and vegetables for them to touch and play with.”
Present at the event, Ms. Yit Woon Lai, Business Executive Officer of Nestlé Professional, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad said, “Nutrition is at the heart of our Company and this annual initiative is one of the ways in which we fulfil our purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Education at a young age is crucial when it comes to instilling good eating habits, and this event marking the International Chef’s Day is an ideal platform to impart nutritional knowledge in an engaging manner.”
The special guests were introduced to the benefits of fruits and vegetables through a nutritional talk highlighting the Suku Suku Separuh Concept, as well as a mini-telematch featuring various interactive activities. This included riddles on fruits and vegetables, colourful food art, pasta tower building and even a vegetable challenge.
The International Chefs Day event is part of the Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) Programme, a global initiative designed to promote nutritional education and active lifestyles among school-going children.