Encouraging kids to eat healthily

posted September 05, 2018 at 06:40 pm
by  Manila Standard Lifestyle
Domestic appliance and consumer electronics brand Beko Philippines has recently unveiled an information dissemination campaign that aims to help parents give their children healthy food choices.

Encouraging kids to eat healthily
The Eat Like A Pro advocacy seeks to raise awareness on childhood malnutrition and encourage parents to give their children healthy food choices. 
The Eat Like A Pro advocacy is in support of Beko’s current global initiative of eliminating unhealthy eating habits, which affects Filipino families, especially the young ones.

“As the ‘Official Partner of the Everyday,’ we are not only driven by the constant desire to create meaningful, fast, and flexible solutions but to also help people solve their real, everyday problems,” said Dyeun Zapanta, assistant general manager of Beko Philippines. 

“This drive is what makes us a trusted partner to our customers,” added Zapanta.

The ELAP campaign seeks to raise awareness on the rapidly growing rates of childhood malnutrition due to unhealthy eating habits.

A report recently released by Food Nutrition Research Institute revealed that Filipinos’ intake of fruits and vegetable is declining while their consumption of meat and eggs is increasing. According to an FNRI data from 1978 to 2013, we are eating more rice and meat while cutting down on fish, fruits, and vegetables.

FNRI-NNC’s report released in 2017 also showed that seven out of 10 households did not meet their dietary energy requirement and that only a small portion of households met the estimated average requirement for nutrients (vitamins A and C, riboflavin, and thiamine).

Kids are among those who are most affected by these habits. Beko aims to tackle the issue by empowering and helping parents on the importance of healthy eating through its advocacy.

“The Eat Like A Pro advocacy is important to us, especially with the issue of childhood malnutrition. We want to elevate the growing concerns of parents about the matter by making them realize that it is possible to promote healthy eating habits to support their child’s nutrition without having to compromise the taste of the meals they prepare, regardless of their budget,” said Zapanta.

Go to Beko Philippines social media sites or at www.beko.ph to know more about #EatLikeAPro advocacy.

Topics: Beko Philippines , Eat Like A Pro , Dyeun Zapanta , Food Nutrition Research Institute
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