Tour the World - and stay healthy
Updated: Sep 1
August 16, 2022
Source: NZ Herald
125, 000 kids to benefit from health-oriented schools challenge.
One of the country's leading efforts to instill healthy lifestyles into New Zealand children is
widening its scope this year - looking for families to take part in long-term tracking to show
the benefits. Kim Harvey, founder of the Young and Healthy Trust which runs the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure challenge in many New Zealand schools, says the event has already reached 105,000 primary school kids ("more when you take into account the ripple effect,") and will involve another 20,000 this year. The virtual adventure sees children earn points for eating fruit and veges, being active, sleeping well, swapping leisure screen time for time outside and drinking more water.
They are encouraged by enjoying virtual rewards involving ASICS ambassadors Ardie Savea,
Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Kane Williamson and Samantha Charlton - who appear as animated
characters in videos to take the kids on a virtual tour of the globe, learning about the places...