Featured Project: Healthnutz
Healthnutz was launched in 1997 with the primary focus to enable, educate and encourage learners from previously disadvantaged communities to participate in physical activity. The vision was to develop a programme that was sustainable in its ability to instil a love for physical activity at a young age and at the same time improve learner performance in the classroom.
Today, Healthnutz is managed by Community Health Intervention Programmes (CHIPs), an initiative of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) in Newlands, Cape Town. Healthnutz currently have three schools on their programme: Athlone North, Dennegeur Primary and QingqaMntwana Primary, reaching over 1,000 children.