AS PART of its commitment to halal awareness, Nestlé Malaysia joined hands with the Institute of Halal Research and Management (IHRAM) under Islamic Science University Malaysia (USIM) to organise a series of Halal@School sessions at three primary schools in Negri Sembilan, reaching out to 583 students.
The Halal@School sessions organised by IHRAM, include a Halal nutrition talk conducted by Nestlé Malaysia. Through the talks, pupils learn about identifying halal food and understanding the halal logo as well as product labelling.
The talks also educate pupils on proper and healthy food nutrition using the Malaysian Food Pyramid.
Under the programme, pupils learn through fun games and engaging activities such as the HalalRace treasure hunt and quizzes and tasks that incorporate learning about halal awareness.
Team winners were awarded prizes and goodie bags from Nestlé Malaysia.
Nestlé Malaysia halal affairs head Othman Md Yusoff said, “We are pleased to have reached 583 pupils for the first phase of Halal@School with IHRAM.
“As the biggest halal food producer in the Nestlé world, halal is a way of life at Nestlé Malaysia. By actively sharing our halal knowledge and expertise through this initiative, we are able to help educate young Malaysians on the concept of halal and its benefits, and ultimately cultivate a more informed society.
“We look forward to positively impacting more schools in 2019 through this programme.”
The Halal@School programme was introduced in May 2018 with the theme, “Halal Nutrition, Excellence in Education” and aims to promote a better understanding and awareness on halal food and products in a fun and interactive way.
IHRAM director Assoc Prof Dr Che Wan Zanariah Che Wan Ngah said, “While halal is an important aspect of Malaysian society, there are still plenty of misconceptions surrounding it.
He said IHRAM aims to promote a clearer understanding of the subject while increasing knowledge of healthier lifestyles.