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Kiwi kids kick off Zespri adventure

Around 20,000 children from 747 classrooms and 261 schools across New Zealand are embarking on the annual five-week Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.

The programme, which inspires and educates kids to make healthy choices for a lifetime of good physical and mental health, launched at Te Ākau ki Pāpāmoa with 150 students from years three to five and a special guest appearance from ASICS Ambassador and sporting legend, Kane Williamson, who shared his favourite health and wellbeing tips for an inspiring start to the programme.

Young and Healthy Charitable Trust and Virtual Adventure founder Kim Harvey is excited to get started and continue sharing the foundations of good health with this year’s participants.

“The Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure is designed to encourage and educate tamariki to create their best health and wellbeing practices, and influence their friends and family to get involved too.

“Research shows the first 10 years of a child’s life set the foundations for good health, so we’ve designed the programme in a fun and interactive way to help kids understand and notice for themselves what it feels like when they make healthy choices.

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