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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)

Annually, 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 tomorrow’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