Learners to take lessons on healthy lifestyle

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pretoria - In support of Mandela Day, the Department of Basic Education and Nestle will on Monday activate the healthy kids’ initiative at Mmatso Primary School, in Hammanskraal.

Mmatso primary school is one of the schools chosen by Nestlé and the department to spread the message of “Healthy Eating and Healthy Lifestyle”, in support of International Mandela Day.

The partners will devote 67 minutes to educating learners on different food groups, address questions on when to eat and the importance of food in providing nutrition to sustain and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Mandela Day

South Africans will for the first time celebrate Mandela Day without the former president Nelson Mandela who passed away last year.

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day celebrated on 18 July (on Mandela's birthday). The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010.

Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Mandela, and his values, through volunteering and community service.

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world and has the ability to make an impact. - SAnews.gov.za

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