Mum Eats: Improving Iron Intake To Boost Filipinos’ Overall Wellbeing

Latest data from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute {FNRI} 1 , as shown in the 2021 Expanded National Nutrition Survey, found that the prevalence of anemia has been steadily decreasing in the Philippines. However, it remains to be a public health concern as it continues to affect 10.4 percent of all Filipinos, especially among high-risk groups such as young children and pregnant women. The most common cause of anemia is iron deficiency. MAGGI, the trusted ally of homecooks, calls on continued public and private efforts to ensure adequate iron intake, especially among children, to prevent the long-term effects of iron deficiency on Filipinos’ health.

The World Health Organization {WHO} believes that deficiencies in micronutrients such as iron can be prevented through comprehensive strategies that focus on micronutrient supplementation, school or community-based feeding programs, nutrition education to promote a balanced diet, and food fortification. 2

Under the MAGGI Sarap Sustansya Advocacy, MAGGI has ongoing partnerships with the Department of Education {DepEd} and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry {DA-BPI} to increase Filipinos’ understanding of a diversified diet, and the importance of including excellent sources of iron such as lean meats, poultry, legumes, and dark leafy greens. Through its recipe services, culinary workshops and engaging school programs such as the Sarap Sustansya Cooking Competition, MAGGI helps youth and families to create tasty dishes based on healthy iron sources to help encourage the consumption of iron-rich food.

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Mum Finds: 16 Gift Ideas For Dad

I know Father’s Day is still a few months away, but it is never to early to look for cool gift ideas for dads or the special man in your life who might just be celebrating his special day very soon. Check out this infographic of cool things for men I chanced upon at I am considering the slim wallet, the grooming kit, as well as the wool antimicrobial socks for Jared’s dad. I am sure he will also like a wireless charging pad for his mobile phone.   

Which of these items do you think is the perfect gift for dad?

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Money Matters: 4 Mummy Money Tips

Financial literacy is not being taught in school that more often than not, it is up to us mums to instill the value of money-saving especially to our small children. When I was a child, my Mama and Papa encouraged us to keep our own coin bank {we have each a coin bank made from bamboo, which we call bungbong in our vernacular} and save what little extra we have from our daily baon. It may not amount to much but it will come handy in times of emergency. I have passed on this tradition to the little man. It is a great way to teach him about Math and the valuable lessons about saving and managing his finances. Although, he does not have any other plans on where to spend his money other than buying new toys, I am sure that as he grows his buying preference will soon include purchasing books, buying school essentials, and perhaps, saving up his money in the bank, too!

Here are a 4 Mummy Money Tips from our friends at that I thought you’d be interested to teach your little ones, too. After all, it is never too early to teach them about saving to prepare them for a financially-secured life in the future. Teaching them as soon as possible will give them plenty of practice and will soon discipline them opt to save their money for emergency use instead of buying the latest toys, clothes or gadgets, or purchasing any expensive cajon accessories.

So which money tip are you most likely to teach your children and why?

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