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Western BOP kids’ healthy ‘virtual adventure’

October 21 2022

Source: Weekend Sun, Tauranga

An encouraging 22,000 Kiwi kids – including students from 15 schools in the Western Bay of Plenty – have joined forces with celebrity heroes Ardie Savea, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Kane Williamson and Samantha Charlton this week to participate in the 2022 Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.

Kicking into action yesterday, the health and wellbeing programme is taking Kiwi tamariki on a virtual trip around the globe, instilling healthy habits along the way like moving their bodies, eating extra fruit and vegetables, drinking more water, getting a good night's sleep and reducing leisure time spent on screens.

Young and Healthy Charitable Trust and Virtual Adventure founder Kim Harvey they’ve had more than 120,000 kids through the programme in five years “and 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”.

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