28 November 2012

Angola: Education Ministry Elaborates Nutrition Manual for Children

Luanda — The national director for Social Action of the Education Ministry, Domingos Torres Júnior, said last Tuesday in Luanda that his department in partnership with the Nestlé Angola Ltd company is elaborating a nutrition manual entitled "Crianças Saudáveis" (Healthy Children), which is being designed for primary teachers, including two exercise books for 6th to 8th grade students.

According to the official, who spoke on the fringe of the signing of the understanding memorandum for the execution of the mentioned programme, in a four-year period, the manual will bring useful information for teachers and parents to gain a better knowledge about the basic elements for a healthy and quality diet.

"We certain that in this way they will understand better the importance of a healthy and quality diet, that is, what to eat, how and when to eat. This will result in change of behaviours and eating habits, which will be reflected in the schooling performance", he explained.

The document was signed by the secretary of State for General Education and National Director for Social Action, Domingos Torres Júnior, and the general director of the Nestlé Angola Ltd company, Wilbart W. de Wit, in the presence of representatives of the ministries of Health, Agriculture, and several Education departments.

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