#DMPineappleADay Advocacy Launch
Do you honestly let your kids consume enough fruits and vegetables in a day? Let's at least talk about you, do you consciously ensure y...
Do you honestly let your kids consume enough fruits and vegetables in a day? Let's at least talk about you, do you consciously ensure you get the recommended servings of fruits daily? Personally, we have enough vegetable servings at home. But fruits, not as much as we should, until quite recently.
To give you a background, I think I've mentioned this in my previous post before that my dad, who's 75 years old, has daily servings of vegetable and fruits. He cannot live without fruits in his diet and seeing how healthy he is now, made me realize more the effects of making fruits an integral part of one's diet. Since I was a child, I've learned to eat fruits and one of my favorites is pineapples, which is also my dad's favorite. So having said this, and consciously teaching by example, I've passed on the love of pineapples to my kids.
|Ms. Gelli Victor, hosted the #DMPineappleADay Advocacy Launch|
|Bianca Tiam-Lee of Del Monte Philippines officially launched the #DMPineappleADay Advocacy |
why it's significant in improving the current state of public health, especially among Filipino children.
|With Glaiza of MommyMusings.com, my co-brand ambassador for Del Monte Pineapple|
I'm glad that Del Monte Pineapples made canned pineapples Del Monte Pineapples are readily available to consumers, and we are assured of the quality of pineapples they produce. According to a clinical study published in 2014, two servings of Del Monte Pineapple (140g each serving), may help stimulate the development of Granulocytes - key components of the white blood cells - man's natural line of defense against infection and disease.
In a study conducted by Dr. Leaonora Panlasigui on giving different amounts of pineapple servings to three groups of school-aged children, it showed that groups who were given pineapples had an increase in granulocyte count.
MAKING MY CHILDREN EAT DEL MONTE PINEAPPLE
I buy the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits in convenient pouches and let my kids take them to school as part of their snacks. Because I'm a full-time working mom, it's hard to monitor what my children eat during their school hours. I fear that they may buy junk foods and sweets for snacks. So buying regularly Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits in pouches is a practical way to pack a nutritious snack in their lunch box. It's really convenient because we just chill it, pack it, open it, and eat it. At home, I particularly try and enjoy the recipes that Del Monte Philippines have developed to make eating pineapples more enjoyable.
This campaign aims to raise awareness among parents all over the country about the importance of incorporating pineapples in the daily diet of their children. I'm really happy and proud to be part of this advocacy because it can help a lot of mothers who find it difficult in feeding their kids fruits. The #DMPineappleADay advocacy gives us options on how to incorporate pineapples into their daily diets by adding it to their snacks. It also advocates putting fruits in their lunchboxes so even if they're in school, mommies everywhere can be assured of their nutrition.
So mommies, are your children eating enough fruits? If not, let them discover the sweetness of Del Monte Pineapple today!