‘Virtual’ Adventure kick starts healthy habits for Kiwi kids

Posted on August 24, 2022


Registrations are filling up quickly for the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure. To register visit: www.youngandhealthy.org.nz.

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is again supporting this online programme that takes tamariki on a virtual global adventure while encouraging healthy eating and exercise behaviours.

Run in Term 4, this free event features ASICS Ambassadors and Kiwi sporting greats, Ardie Savea, Kane Williamson, Ameliaranne Ekenasio and Samantha Charlton in avatar form.

Prizes and giveaways are up for grabs throughout the five-week adventure, including a fun Zespri Community Day for a hardworking school, ASICS’s shoes for a few classes of deserving students and other goodies too.


Founder of the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure, Kim Harvey, is delighted to kick off this year’s adventure, and to again empower children to make healthy choices.

Zespri Director of External Relations Michael Fox says Zespri is proud to support the Young and Healthy Trust and help 20,000 young New Zealanders participate in the adventure.

“The Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure brings positive benefits to the lives of thousands of New Zealanders and their families, and it inspires, motivates and educates kiwi kids and their whānau to develop healthy habits for a lifetime of physical and mental health.”

Registrations are now open and primary school teachers are encouraged to sign up to secure some of the free places available. Register by visiting www.youngandhealthy.org.nz.