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Kids join in virtual healthy adventures

October 26 2022

Source: Napier Courier

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 running 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. “Each year, we see incredible results, with teachers, parents and the kids themselves telling us they have more energy, can focus better in class, and feel better, which is all the more important as we head to the busy end-of-year sprint,” Harvey said.

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