Mondelēz International (Malaysia)

– Empowering over 6,000 students in Malaysia

At Mondelēz International, we believe well-being is holistic; that the health of individuals, communities and the planet are inextricably linked. That’s why Mondelēz International alongside with our reputable partners, are working together to empower communities to embrace active and healthier lifestyles. We share the belief that helping people – especially children and their families – adopt lifelong healthy habits like making balanced food choices, having a Mindful Snacking behavior, empower preparing healthy snacks and moving more can lead to big changes in their well-being and that of their communities.

Joy Schools is Mondelēz International’s adopt-a-school programme that empowers school children to make positive changes towards improving their overall well-being. Joy Schools addresses the lack of healthy eating habits through a collaborative community partnership platform with the Ministry of Education, schools, parents and nongovernmental organisations across three core pillars:

The program serves as a platform to cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle among young children in Malaysia through fun and joyful activities which also adopting big part of our Snacking Made Right purpose through Mindful and Sustainable snacking.

Access to Fresh Food – pioneering a Garden-to-Table initiative within the school compounds for students to grow fresh produce comprising herbs, vegetables, and fruits that are served as main ingredients in school canteen dishes.

Nutrition Education – creating nutrition awareness by instilling the importance of healthy eating habits and making balanced food choices through fun-filled discussions and hands-on experiences among students.

Active Play – advocating active play by converting classrooms into vibrant and interactive spaces, build upcycle playground, in order to promote physical engagement and collaborative learning among students.

Mondelēz is set on transforming the lives of more than 1.5 million children across 18 countries with this three-pronged approach to well-being. The Joy Schools program was established in 2011 in the Philippines, and in Malaysia in 2015. Since its inception, Joy Schools has benefitted over 6,000 students in Malaysia across 5 schools nationwide.