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Kasambuhay sa Kalusugan Understanding Good Nutrition

Happy Nutrition Month Kasambuhays!

As your partner in nutrition, Nestlé is proud to kick off Kasambuhay sa Kalusugan, our effort to deliver meaningful digital content to the homemakers who simply want to give their families nutritious, yet affordable meals to boost their health, immunity, and overall wellbeing.

This Nutrition month, Nestlé will be sharing more information about what makes a healthy diet. To help sharpen your kitchen skills, watch out for tips on how to achieve the “balanced plate” as recommended by the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) in its Pinggang Pinoy® food guide.

We know how difficult meal-planning can be, so Nestlé is here to help with easy-to-understand materials that will be useful in understanding which nutrients you and your family need on your wellness journey -- and how to get them. Because Nestlé has fortified many of its products, getting these nutrients is actually not as hard as you might think! With every breakfast, ulam, snack or beverage made with Nestlé, your family can benefit from added nutrients like vitamins and minerals.

These fortified products not only give you the ingredients you need to serve delicious dishes, but also the confidence to get creative in kitchen to maintain meal variety even on a tight budget. It’s our way of saying thank you to all you madiskarteng moms for choosing Nestlé, and supporting you in your mission of giving the right food to your family.

For Nestlé, our mission is to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone. Enriching food with nutrients is our way of helping families overcome the challenge of nutrient deficiencies, a problem many of us Filipinos face today.

In the latest Food Consumption Survey by the Department of Science and Technology - Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) 2018-2019, all age groups did not meet the recommended daily energy intake, and more than 90 percent of adolescents and adults have inadequacies of calcium, iron, and vitamin C.1

Nestlé is committed to fortify its products based on established nutrient deficiencies in the Philippines. Here are some examples of how we enrich our products:

  • Nestlé fortified its powdered chocolate drink MILO® with B-Vitamins (B2, B3, B6, B12), Iron, Vitamin C, Calcium and Vitamin D. These nutrients, combined with milk as MILO's #1 ingredient, help give kids the champion energy to perform well in sports, in school and at home.
  • For its ready-to-drink chocolate milk CHUCKIE, Nestlé added OPTI-GROW® - a combination of Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin D to supports kids' brain and bodies so they can engage in fun activities and active play!
  • As a pantry staple, it is important for Nestlé to fortify MAGGI. Not only does MAGGI enhance the flavor of every meal, but it also makes dishes more nutritious -- thanks to the added iodine!
  • BEAR BRAND Fortified Powdered Milk Drink now has Doble Tibay with Tibay Resistensya and Tibay Katawan nutrients. Every glass is a source of Protein, fortified with 100 percent Vitamin C, high in Iron, Zinc and Calcium, and now with 100 percent Vitamin D. This is a clear action to show Nestlé’s continued commitment to help Filipino children fight nutrition deficiencies.

A recent study of FNRI shows that 6 out of 10 school children lack Vitamin D, a very important nutrient for strong body and strong immune system, which is highly relevant in our present time.

This July, we will be offering the new Bear Brand FORTIFIED with DOBLE TIBAY to give each and every Kasambuhay more reasons to trust BEAR BRAND as your nutrition partner in strengthening your kids.

Aside from producing healthy products that are affordable and accessible to Filipinos, we also partner with governments, academe, civic organizations and communities to help raise awareness on micronutrient deficiencies. Through information campaigns that support research in micronutrient deficiencies and product innovations that increase micronutrient accessibility, Nestlé is every family’s partner in good nutrition.

As your trusted Kasambuhay sa Kalusugan, Nestlé is helping you and your families reach your wellness goals through healthy nutrition habits. Together, we want to empower all families to prepare and consume yummy meals that are easy to make, budget-friendly, and fortified with nutritional goodness.