Friday, July 31, 2020

NOVUHAIR® SUPPORTS HEALTHY BITES FOR THE HAIR



NOVUHAIR®, the country’s leading natural hair loss solution, supports the nation in highlighting the importance of a healthy and balanced nutrition amidst the ongoing health crisis.

NOVUHAIR® partnered with Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen and cooked up something, literally. Consistent with the brand’s advocacy, the “Food for the Hair” mini-program shall offer four (4) video demo episodes on how to prepare practical, nutritious and easy-to-do meals at home, focusing on ingredients that support healthy hair and prevent hair loss.



The initial episode features VIP Nutrition Coach Michelle Co-Huertas’ Chicken Afritada with Boiled Egg, a Filipino staple recipe loaded with nutrients and vitamins essential in achieving the best hair growth goal.

Chefy Wifey’s Kitchen prepared with TLC 100 packs and donated them to the hospital medical staff of the Philippine General Hospital in the city of Manila.

Try this healthy bite recipe and make happy faces at home: https://bit.ly/2BOnqoU
Discover more at https://bit.ly/3e9N2tv

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

FOR NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH: KID-FRIENDLY RECIPES RICH IN PROTEIN AND CALCIUM




The National Nutrition Council (NNC) sets the theme “Batang Pinoy, Sana Tall. Iwas Stunting, Sana All” for this year’s nutrition month. Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) joins the nation in celebrating the National Nutrition Month this July to bring to light the ill effects of stunting and how to prevent a child’s healthy growth from being stunted.



According to the 8th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), 3 out of 10 Filipino Children (5 and below) are stunted. Stunting or “pagkabansot” in our native tongue is a manifestation of long term occurrence of malnutrition. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “as impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation”.


How Stunting is Stunted


Growth failure can start from the womb and progress after birth. The effects of stunting, if not immediately and properly addressed, can be permanent and irreversible. There is a window of opportunity to reverse or prevent stunting through effective interventions for children 5 years old and below. Unfortunately, there is no cure to stunting, so prevention is critical for young children to have healthy growth and development.

It is imperative for parents to track their child’s growth. The National Nutrition Council provided a simplified and more understandable Child Growth Standard Table based on WHO’s Child Growth Standards (WHO-CGS) 2004 and WHO’s Reference Data, 2006. These information can be access through https://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/blog/how-to-track-child-growth/.



Importance of Proper Nutrition to avoid Stunting


Women of child-bearing age and expectant mothers must have adequate nutrition to prepare their bodies to a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a well-nourished baby. It is also highly important that breastfeeding mothers get adequate nutrition in order to supply the needs of their babies throughout the 6 months exclusive breastfeeding journey. Exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 months is recommended for babies to gain optimum nutrients perfect for their age. To prevent your child from having growth failure, it is important to address poor diet, inadequate calorie intake, poor quality of meal intake, and insufficient supply of macro nutrients like protein and micro nutrients like calcium specific for growth and development.

The Culinary Nutrition Team of Ajinomoto puts together a treat for kids to enjoy and for homemakers to conveniently prepare and serve. Try to make these 4 calcium-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with AJI SAVOR™ on Rice Topping Mix and 4 protein-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix.

AJI SAVOR™ Rice Topping Mix Chicken/Beef is available in leading supermarkets. Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix is available on LazMart, an online store on LazMall. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH/.


Friday, July 24, 2020

"TULONG NA MAAASAHAN" SA PANAHON NG COVID19 HATID NG COUNTRY BANKERS INSURANCE GROUP



TRUE STORY:

For the past 5 years, our family's ONLY mode of transportation is our 5-year old motorcycle. Primarily, my husband uses it for work. Me and the teens back ride if we needed to go somewhere.   Before the pandemic, the hubby uses it to bring the teens simultaneously to the main road so they can get a public transportation to go to school.  

During the pandemic, we realized, this mode of transportation was a bit problematic. One, we can't do a major grocery-run. If we want to stock up on food, we needed at least 2 back and forth trips with the motorcycle. We can't back ride anymore - so its only the hubby who can go out on essential trips.





To be able to survive, we went back to using our bicycles, for short trips. With several bike related accidents reported during the pandemic, we constantly worry, because the streets of Metro Manila are not at all "bike-friendly"!   


BUT THE ORDINARY FILIPINO, NEEDED TO SURVIVE.....





I am quite sure, that our family's story is similar to the  majority of Filipinos. With the very limited mode of transportation, the regular Filipino workers resorted to motorcycles, e-scooters, e-bikes and bicycles.  They needed to adjust to the new normal, just to survive.  Our dear front liners also use these modes of transportation to be able to continue giving medical services.

Furthermore, with the booming business of delivery services -- again, motorcycles are being used.  To augment the financial shock brought about by the pandemic, a lot of people are now engaging in delivery services, using motorcycles.

I interviewed some friends that are into this thriving business:




 


Remy del Rosario is the Business Development Manager of BizmoGo Delivery Service. She shared that since the pandemic happened, "business has become better. We had 56% increase in our usual deliveries."  And to ensure the safety of their riders, they operate up until 6pm only.







I also talked to one of the admins, Alvin Cefre, of a newly operated delivery business in Tuguegarao -- 2GUE2WHEELS.  Originally they wanted to set up a passenger transport business (habal-habal), but due to the pandemic, they shifted to an online delivery business.  To date, they have a total of 30 riders, and they service Tuguegarao and nearby towns. They operate 6am-5pm.  

I asked the group if there is an afforadable insurance available that will give accidental death and permanent disablement benefit for their riders - will they be amenable to it? Given that as of this writing, 2GUE2WHEELS riders only have their TPL insurance that does not cover personal injury or death of the insured. And their reply - YES!

Now that we have established that Delivery Services are now a necessity, and the numbers of riders doing this business is rising - we need to protect these riders. Especially now that my own family is engaging in the online business of delivering coffee - the hubby needs protection too!

EITHER YOU USE THESE NEW MODE OF TRANSPORTATION TO TRAVEL OR TO DO BUSINESS - YOU NEED TO BE PROTECTED!


To keep the front liners protected,  specifically the riders, Country Bankers also introduces the Riders Personal Accident (PA) insurance which covers riders of bicycles, motorcycles, tricycles, e-bikes, and e-scooters—perfect for delivery riders who have been working tirelessly during the community quarantine.

At only Php 100 a year, Riders PA includes an accidental death and permanent disablement benefit and accidental medical reimbursement.

Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, CBIG senior vice president and general manager, assured that Country Bankers remains an able ally to Filipinos seeking security for themselves and their families during this pandemic.  "We will continue to serve the market and deliver our commitment of providing peace of mind especially during challenging times.  We may not be the biggest company in the industry, but we remain the relevant one." 


Kaya naman sa CBIG -- Kapag Sigurado, Hindi Kabado!



HOW TO AVAIL OF THE RIDERS PA IN 3 EASY STEPS:


 




For inquiries please visit us at Country Bankers Centre, 648 T.M. Kalaw, Manila or call at tel. nos. 8523-8611 for life insurance and 8524-0621 for nonlife insurance.


Learn more about Country Bankers, visit their website at  http://www.countrybankers.com/ 
and Country Bankers’ FB Page link at https://www.facebook.com/CBLIC.CBIC

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