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Healthy Beverage, Good Drink For Breakfast

By Paul S   |   14 November 2015   |   11:41 pm  
Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Dr. Sam Adenekan (left); Vice President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr. Batholomew Brai; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Dharnesh Gordhon; Director, Marketing Services, Mrs. Iquo Ukoh and Category Manager, Beverages, Mr. Femi Akintola at the Milo With Activ-Go Relaunch in Lagos. PHOTO: PAUL ADUNWOKE 

Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Dr. Sam Adenekan (left); Vice President, Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Dr. Batholomew Brai; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Dharnesh Gordhon; Director, Marketing Services, Mrs. Iquo Ukoh and Category Manager, Beverages, Mr. Femi Akintola at the Milo With Activ-Go Relaunch in Lagos. PHOTO: PAUL ADUNWOKE 

NUTRITIONISTS have recommended that healthy beverage drinks can serve as good breakfast especially for children. They observed the need for such cocoa malt beverage to contain milk, vitamins, minerals, and energy to help children succeed in their daily quest for success.

The nutrition professionals led by Dr. Bartholomew Brai, Vice President Nutrition Society of Nigeria, who spoke at the Milo Relaunch Breakfast event in Lagos, stressed the importance of breakfast as a major meal of the day.

He said there is need for proper management of breakfast adding that mismanagement of breakfast might lead to insulin resistance in the body, which may lead to health challenge.

Brai informed that 8am is a good time to take breakfast and Nestle has proved a leader in manufacturing such beverage drink.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Nestle Nigeria Plc, Dharnesh Gordhon, said in Nigeria, its product, usually referred to as, ‘the energy food drink of future champions,’ is helping to nourish the aspirations of mothers for their children, as they grow up and be successful in life.

Gordhon disclosed that milo is also the proud supporter of grassroots sports development in Nigeria, adding that it has sponsored the Milo basketball Championship for the past seven years. “This is a great heritage for young Nigerians who have benefited from the opportunity to participate and gone on to achieve great heights both in basketball and other endeavors of life”, he said.

“The biannual Nestle under 13 African Football Championship is another great opportunity to develop Nigerian youths in the world’s most popular sport, while it supports a Football Clinic in collaboration with former Super Eagle’s goalkeeper, Peter Rufai, for sports development in Nigeria.

Category Manager, Beverages, Mr. Olufemi Akintola said: “It is no lip service that the brand is truly committed to a higher purpose of ensuring the total development of champions all over Nigeria. In early 2015, the Nutrition Society of Nigeria endorsed our beverage as the nutrition energy food drink of future champions”, he said.



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