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Kids join in virtual healthy adventures

October 26 2022

Source: Hastings Leader


Tamariki across the country are set to work alongside their sporting heroes to clock healthier habits as part of the 2022 Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure. About 22,000 Kiwi kids, including 845 from 32 school classes across Hawke’s Bay and Central Hawke’s Bay, have joined forces with celebrity heroes Ardie Savea, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Kane Williamson and Samantha Charlton.

Starting on October 20 and run- ning until November 24, the health and wellbeing programme is taking Kiwi tamariki on a virtual trip around the globe. The initiative will instill healthy habits along the way — concepts such as the importance of moving their bodies, eating extra fruit and vegetables, drinking more water, getting a good night’s sleep and reducing leisure time spent behind screens. Kim Harvey, the founder of the Young and Healthy Charitable Trust and Virtual Adventure, is delighted to kick off the adventure for its fifth year. The Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure has had more than 120,000 kids move through the pro- gramme.



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