announcement, food, products, baon ideas, pr, Ajinomoto
my little kindergartener

Our little schoolers are facing more and more challenges these days. My kindergartener, for example, has 9 subjects in school this year, including Araling Panlipunan and Science. When did they ever start teaching Science to kindergarteners?! I remember when I was in kindergarten, its all play, storytelling, arts and crafts, and a bit of studying, nothing like the hectic and challenging schedule 5-year olds had to deal these days. This is the same reason why I am not surprise to hear my little one complaining about being tired and falling asleep immediately after arriving from school on some days.

announcement, food, products, baon ideas, pr, Ajinomoto
Amino Fres-C comes in 3 real fruit flavors ~ orange, pineapple, and mango. Each 1 liter pack retails at only Php8!

As mums, it is up to us to make sure the little ones get all the rest they can get once they got home from school. It is also important that we give them meals and food items to nurture them and help them prepare for a demanding school day ahead. Our friends at Ajinomoto Philippines and Amino Fres-C shares interesting ideas on how we can help lessen the stress our children get from school: 

School is a wonderful place to explore and learn new things but parents are well-aware that this place can also be a major source of stress for kids. A school day begins and ends with passing through bumpy roads and enduring slow-moving traffic. Kindergarteners are not excused from pushing trolleys that carry heavy loads. Students have to juggle various seat works, assignments, recitations and quizzes for 8-9 subjects. In a nutshell, going to school is eternally beneficial but it is hard work!

Parents can instill the value of diligence and patience to lessen the hurdles kids face at school. Feed them with knowledge that can widen their understanding and sharpen their minds. Be involved in their school life. Assist in checking if assignments and projects are done correctly and completely and be on guard for any emotional or physical traumas they might be experiencing within and outside school premises. Extracurricular activities can also help build self-esteem and develop healthy social life for most school children as they learn to interact with other people.

Being sick or sickly is a big burden to students as they need the strength and energy to keep up with the daily demands of school. Exercise and good diet are essential in maintaining physical well-being. Parents must take time to engage their kids in fun physical activities and prepare delicious and healthy meals.

Responsible parents naturally go for safe and quality ingredients, but to make meals more enjoyable and nourishing for school children, they need to introduce variety of food ingredients and expand cooking methods from only frying to also sautéing, steaming, blanching and boiling. If frying is unavoidable, it is recommended to observe proper frying temperature (365-375’F) to decrease oil absorption. Test by dropping a small piece of food into the oil; the temperature is right if the piece of food rises above the oil within 3-5 seconds.

The new “amino Fres-C” Instant Juice Drink Mix is a great addition to kids’ baon. This is the only powdered juice drink that is packed with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) with Glutamine and Arginine. These specific amino acids are building blocks of protein that maintain energy levels, support muscle growth and repair, and toughen immune system – making this drink perfect for sustaining kids’ demanding schedule at school. “amino Fres-C” is 70% less calories compared to other juice brands, so they get to enjoy the real fruit taste of its orange, pineapple and mango variants, without the unnecessary calories. The new “amino Fres-C” is available in local supermarkets for only PhP 8.00 per 1 liter pack.

Try to complement “amino Fres-C” fruit juice with these tasty and healthy baon recipes from Ajinomoto:

  • Vegetable Siomai https://ajinomoto.com.ph/VegetableSiomai
  • Crunchy Cauliflower https://ajinomoto.com.ph/CrunchyCauliflower
  • Kiddie Sopas https://ajinomoto.com.ph/KiddieSopas
  • Puso ng Saging Torta https://ajinomoto.com.ph/PusoNgSagingTorta 

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation {APC} in a nutshell

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

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mumwrites

is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.