Ajyal Salima classroom session
Teacher with students participating in an Ajyal Salima classroom session.
Picture taken from the Nestlé Healthy Kids Programme – Ajyal Salima at the Makassed Khalil Chehab School in Beirut. The School has been integrating the curriculum into classroom subjects since 2011 to help kids acquire nutrition knowledge and promote positive eating behavior. A 2014 study by the American University of Beirut showed improved diets, healthier eating habits and increased nutritional understanding among students who participated in the programme. Today the Programme is part of the Lebanese Ministry of Education’s school health unit curriculum for public schools. Nestlé Middle East has also rolled it out in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. The programme curriculum has been scientifically developed by the American University of Beirut, and is a member of the EPODE International Network.