Advocacy


World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)

The goal of World No Tobacco Day is to prevent the population especially youths from all forms of tobacco use and support passage of tobacco laws of policies and garner support for the advocates of tobacco.


Heart Check Food Labelling Programme

The Heart Check Food Labelling programme is a front – of – pack labelling programme that certifies food items to be healthy for consumption and heart friendly. Foods with the certification mark represent products that are healthier choice compared to similar foods. While shopping, the logo supports you to make on the spot decision of healthier food option and encourages food manufacturers to improve the nutrition of their products. All products that carry the Nigerian Heart Foundation certification logo are independently tested to ensure they meet the Nigerian Heart Foundation nutrient criteria. The Heart Check Food labelling criteria is annually reviewed to challenge manufacturers and ensure ongoing improvements to foods consumed by the population.

This is what it takes to get the Heart Check Food logo

-Company applies for product endorsement

- Company product is analysed by 2 reputable laboratories selected by NHF

- Laboratory results are examined by a team of dieticians and scientists

- Packaging is assessed for nutritional accuracy according to NHF strict requirements


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Heart Check Food Labelling Sensitization Workshops

This is an advocacy programme the Nigerian Heart Foundation organises in collaboration with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC). The programme targets food manufacturers and focuses on the need to produce healthy foods, reformulate where necessary to healthier nutrients and the need for manufacturers to apply for the Nigerian Heart Foundation Heart Check Food Labelling logo.


Products approved with the Nigerian Heart Foundation Heart Check Food Labelling Logo


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Home Grown School Feeding Programme

The Nigerian Heart Foundation, home grown school feeding programme promotes the introduction of school feeding and health programme for school children from kindergarten 11 (2-7) years in public schools in Nigeria. The programme aims to improve the nutritional status of schools and stands to reduce or terminate risk factors that could lead to chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer. The outcome of this programme resulted in the production of a booklet titled ‘Healthy meals make Healthy Children’ as a guideline for the nation, to allow 36 states commence or improve the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.


WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY (WNTD)

Anually, May 31, marks the World No Tobacco Day, a day set aside by World Health Organization (WHO) to draw global attention to Tobacco epidemic and the preventable death it causes. The Nigerian Heart Foundation uses the occasion of WNTD to draw attention to the scourge of drug trafficking in Nigeria and Africa and particularly educate & enlighten teenagers & youths on health consequences of all forms of illicit tobacco use including, cigarette smoking as well as inform them on the practices of tobacco companies that perceive teenagers as tommorrow's cigarette business'. Again, NHF organises workshops and events targeted at children, adolescents and adults during WNTD to sensitize them on the need to adopt healthy lifestyle

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