Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids

Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids


With a tagline that reads Eat Right to Play Right (ERTPR), you know you’re on to something pretty awesome. Recently, I was over at Zurich Malaysia ERTPR Youth Cup with the family to learn more on what its all about. 

Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids
Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids

Did You Know?


23% and 6% of Malaysian children below the age of five are stunted and overweight respectively. Now this is rather alarming, considering that our country, Malaysia alone recorded a 13.3% obesity and 38.5% overweight prevalence in 2017 study, the worst in ASEAN. What causes these? Improper eating habits, with an increase in fat and sugar intake for one. 

A great sunny day to play football
A great sunny day to play football
Talented kids with football
Talented kids with football

We, as parents cannot take this lightly and should take it upon ourselves to teach our kids about healthy eating. Eat right, to play right, that’s the idea right there! Zurich Malaysia promotes healthy competition among kids whilst having some really interesting game booths for the kids to play and learn at the same time. 

With the boys
With the boys

Games Station


Now while the majority of the kids were competing at the football field, we went ahead to check out the Zurich Games station, where they have multiple games booth for kids to experience. Each kid got themselves a card to be filled up after completion of each game. Each stamp were obtained after playing the game, and listening to some teachings from the staff there on nutrition and food. 

Having loads of fun, while learning about nutrition at the same time
Having loads of fun, while learning about nutrition at the same time

Karlson aiming for the hole
Karlson aiming for the hole


Let’s Make Some Egg Sandwiches!


While the kids were there, we took the opportunity to join in the sandwich making activity as well. Zurich Malaysia also engaged Sodexo, a food services and facilities management Company to share their expertise in providing easy-to- follow balanced meal preparations for the benefit of participating kids and their parents.

Let’s Make Some Egg Sandwiches!
Let’s Make Some Egg Sandwiches!
Step by step
Step by step

Both Martin and Karlson totally enjoyed the experience, where they were guided, hands on to make their very own egg sandwiches complete with fresh lettuce, tomatoes slices and cucumbers. Chefs were there too at the ERTPR Youth Cup to guide and share their experience and knowledge on healthy food. 

Both Martin and Karlson totally enjoyed the experience
Both Martin and Karlson totally enjoyed the experience
One egg sandwich, all packed and ready to eat!
One egg sandwich, all packed and ready to eat!

Mr Stephen Clark, Zurich Malaysia's Country Head said that through the ERTPR Youth Cup, they hope to promote sportsmanship and to teach the kids and parents that eating healthy is neither difficult nor expensive. This initiative aligns with Zurich Malaysia's purpose to help Malaysians protect their loved ones as well as give us handles to enhance our lifestyle.

Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids
Eat Right to Play Right - Zurich Malaysia Promotes Healthy Competition Among Kids
Good times
Good times

A little about the ERTPR Youth Cup


The ERTPR Youth Cup is the final qualifier for the Grand Finals in December which see approximately 400 kids showcased their talents on the football field while family members cheered on at the ISKL Football Field. Prior to this, the ERTPR Youth Cup visited Kedah, Nageri Sembilan, Johor and Penang. For more information, do visit their website at www.zurich.com


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