Children need nutritious food because they are in the phase of growing and developing bones, teeth, muscles and blood. However, the prevalence of malnutrition (both overnutrition and undernutrition) among Malaysian school-age children is rising. Malnutrition contributes to adverse health consequences such as non-communicable diseases, poor cognitive performance, psychological distress and poor quality of life that may persist into adulthood.
Children are in school for a greater part of the day and their eating behaviours are influenced by peers and teachers. At Homey, our School Nutrition Program provides nutrition education, healthy school food environment and healthy cooking class under the guidance of our nutrition experts. Our goal is to develop and enhance positive eating habits from childhood.