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Inspiring chefs to create healthy meals on International Chefs Day

20th October 2016: On the occasion of International Chefs Day, Nestlé Healthy Kids and Nestlé Professional united with the World Association of Chefs Societies along with IFCA and organised a cooking workshop for kids.

Through this initiative children of Nestlé employees interacted with World Association of Chef’s Societies (WACS) Chef Shivneet Pohoja and his team to prepare “Art on the Plate” learning about the healthy eating by creating edible artwork on a plate.

To mark the event Nestlé created an Art on a Plate toolkit to help chefs teach children how to turn everyday recipes into fun, appetizing food that is not only enjoyable to make, but healthy to eat too. It contains recipe ideas, inspiration, tips and a checklist for different age groups. A study conducted by Nestlé Research Center found that involving children while preparing meals helps establish good eating habits from a young age.

Mr. Sanjay Khajuria, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India said “Adopting a balanced diet and an active lifestyle during the early years of life ensures healthy living later on. Encouraging children to eat healthy and adopt healthy habits is a key part of the Nestlé Healthy Kids program. We are pleased to join hands with the World Association of Chef’s Societies to take forward the message on good nutrition.”

On the occasion Chef Shivneet Pohoja said “Nutritious diet is crucial for child’s development and is important to create awareness from an early age. It was very exciting to get involved with the young kids and teach them about healthy eating and cooking. The amount of enthusiasm these little chefs demonstrated was infectious”.

Nestlé and Worldchefs share the same ambition to raise awareness of healthier lifestyles and healthy cooking amongst school-going children. Nestlé and Worldchefs have been partnering since 2014 to bring nutrition, health and wellness to chefs and the people they serve.