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Virtual journey nurtures healthy habits

November 4 2022

Source: Rotorua Weekender, Rotorua Bay of Plenty

Famous Kiwis are guiding tamariki to a better lifestyle.

Many local children are taking on a virtual adventure that not only helps them explore the world, but also learn healthy habits for life.There have been 22,000 Kiwi kids, including 3381 from 122 school classes across the Bay of Plenty, joining forces with celebrity heroes to take

part in the 2022 Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Experience.

This health and wellbeing programme started on October 20 and is taking Kiwi tamariki on a virtual trip around the globe, instilling healthy habits along the way. These healthy habits include moving their bodies, eating extra fruit and vegetables, drinking more water, getting a good night's sleep and reducing leisure time spent on screens. Classes taking part in the Virtual Adventure work as a team to travel across the world Along the way they are met by their sporting heroes and ASICS ambassadors who show them around and share interesting facts about local history and geography, as well as some of their pro health and wellbeing tips. Sportspeople featuring in the programme include Ardie Savea, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Kane Williamson and Samantha Charlton. Tonga Road Primary School is one of the Rotorua schools taking...

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