Learning about Nestlé NANKID with Scarlet Snow Belo

October 31, 2018 0 Comments

Since the time I became a mom, I became more mindful of the list of ingredients of the products I let my children use and even more so with the stuff that they ingest. So when I learned that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, went to the Nestle Headquarters in Switzerland and learned about everything related to Nestle NANKID, I got so excited and very eager to know what they discovered about it since NANKID is the milk my 3 year old takes.

Scarlet Snow was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Nestle Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestle. The experts, in turn, were happy to meet their little visitor, as they patiently explained their latest innovations to her, including how they engineered Scarlet Snow’s milk, Nestle NANKID.

Milk Formulation for Kids
They began by explaining why Nestle NANKID milk formulation is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, minerals and DHA are present in the milk.

They highlighted that NANKID:
1. Has no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.
2. Has high amounts of optimized protein which is important for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body.
3. Has probiotics that keeps the digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in the stomach.

Future-Ready Kids
Scarlet Snow also discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. We all know that childhood is all about learning, growing, and experiencing new things. Every experience contributes to a child’s mental, emotional and over-all development. Along with proper nutrition, especially one that has optimized protein such as Nestle NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potential. This is the message behind Scarlet Snow’s webisodes, which also emphasizes the role that parents play in reshaping the future of their growing children.

As parents, we have the power to #ReShapetheFuture of our children. The choices we make for them is crucial and would affect them in the future. I am glad I chose NANKID for my eldest daughter. We can watch the webisodes to see how Scarlet Snow, with the support of her parents and with NANKID, is well positioned to become the best that she can become in the future. We too can do this for our own kids as well.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on Nankid’s Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/NANKIDOPTIPRO/.

Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, NANKID® OPTIPRO® FOUR and NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure optimal weight advantage and optimal development advantage. NANKID® OPTIPRO® HW FOUR also contains partially hydrolyzed whey, clinically proven to reduce the risk of allergies.

Free Groceries, Exciting Deals and Wheelchair Donations for Rustan’s Supermarket’s 48th Anniversary

October 31, 2018 0 Comments

Rustan’s Supermarket is celebrating its 48th Anniversary and would like to offer exciting deals to everyone until November 4, 2018. Enjoy amazing discounts, buy-one-take-one promos and other promo deals as you shop for Rustan’s Supermarket’s premium meats and produce, international wines, breakfast favorites and snacks, pantry staples, home and beauty essentials, and more.

If you are a Fresh, Marketplace, or Sapphire cardholder, you are in for a treat too. 500 loyal cardholders will also get to bring home their groceries for free with the Your Groceries On Us promo. All you have to do is purchase least P500 worth of products from Dove, Nestlé, World o’ Noodle, CDO Funtastyk, VitaPet, Veneto, Papa Alfredo, Cadbury, Selecta, Lucky Me!, Magnolia, Top Cafe for a chance to be one of the lucky winners.


Aside from those promos and treats for Rustan's customers, Rustan’s Supermarket is also donating 48 wheelchairs to 48 children with serious illnesses in partnership with Make a Wish Philippines, the first and only non-profit wish granting foundation in the country.

Promos and deals are until November 4, so don’t miss the chance to celebrate and avail of the great deals and steals from Rustan’s Supermarket’s Anniversary Sale.

For more info, visit www.rustansfresh.com, follow and like rustansfresh on Facebook, and @rustansfresh on Instagram and Twitter.

Rustan’s Supermarkets are located at Makati Area: Glorietta, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Magallanes, Alphaland Makati Place, Paseo Center, Century City Mall.  North Area: Gateway Mall, Katipunan, Tomas Morato, P. Guevarra, Corinthian Hills, Village Center Antipolo, The Grove by Rockwell, Ayala Malls The 30th. South Area: Ayala Alabang Village, Evia Lifestyle Center, Uptown Mall BGC. Cebu: Oakridge Business Park, Ayala Center, Arcenas Estate CDO: Ayala Centrio Mall. Also, visit The Marketplace at San Antonio Plaza, Rockwell Power Plant Mall and Central Square Bonifacio High Street, Connecticut San Juan, Eastwood City, Shangri-La Plaza, Paseo de Roces, Santolan Town Plaza, Three Central, Westborough, Leonard Woods and Festive Walk Mall.

Make Kids’ Tummies Happier with a Probibear

October 24, 2018 0 Comments
My #BellaLove loves Probibear
The first time my eldest daughter got confined was due to gastroenteritis, a stomach infection caused by viruses and bacteria. To prevent this from happening again, our pediatrician advised us to offer our daughter probiotics everyday.

No matter how careful we are in terms of the food we serve or offer our children, we cannot be 100% sure that their stomach will no longer be infected. This is especially true whenever we eat out in restaurants or in fast food chains. It is a known fact that our favorite fast food items are loaded with fat, carbohydrates and has little to no fiber which both kids and adults need for good stomach health.

We would often hear that all of us need to have good stomach bacteria to protect us against different diseases or conditions like constipation, diarrhea and flatulence. Even when we were still kids, we would hear our moms (or even from television) that we need probiotics - the live, good bacteria to maintain a healthy tummy. Probiotics are those live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. The good bacteria aids in digestion and helps the body defend itself against illness.

I recently discovered that there is an easy way to keep our kid's tummy healthy everyday- by simply giving them one Erceflora ProbiBear a day. An Erceflora Probibear is a 2 in 1 probiotic supplement that comes in a cute, white, chewable bear that tastes like milk. It is a good tummy supplement as it contains 2 probio-boosters: Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis – both good bacteria that help prevent gut problems. Lactobacillus is an effective treatment against infant colic and even helps improve immunity while Bifidobacterium eases digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence. It is recommended to be given to kids 3 years old and up.

Do you want to give this a try? Erceflora ProbiBear is available at select Mercury Drug and South Star Drug branches for only Php540 SRP per box of 20s.

Why Parents Need to Make Time for Weekend Play with Kids

October 17, 2018 0 Comments

My husband and I are both working so come hump day, we are both too excited to fast forward to the weekend! It’s time away from work and the perfect time to have some fun with my two kids. To make the most out of the weekend, we usually make a game plan on the activities that we will do. Since my children are still small, our game plan consists of interactive play like singing, dancing and playing catch, simple board games, and the classic hide and seek. Then we make sure that we have a good snack so as not to make the kids #hangry (hungry and angry at the same time!).

But did you know that there's actually a wealth of benefits that come from spending quality time through play during weekends with the kids.

Weekend play is healthy
This is very easy to understand as play involves a lot of movement physically. Imagine just sitting down for 8 hours a day on your work desk. Physical play with my two kids is my way to reduce stress as well as to exercise my inactive muscles. It is also the easiest way to make-up for the lost bonding time with kids due to work.

Weekend play is a learning opportunity.
Playing games with my kids develops their motor and communication skills. My 3 year old learns how to communicate and reason out while my 7 month old learns how to crawl, stand and interact.

Weekend play teaches them how to deal with others
It helped me to introduce to my three year old the concept of sharing her toys to her little sister. It also helped her learn the concept of taking turns, of losing and winning. 

Weekend play gives them the best role model. 
I would often see my child pick-up and imitate how I talk and act so playtime is the best time to actually be a good role model. That is how to behave when losing; the practice of patience and perseverance when you cannot get it right; the introduction of healthy competition and the cheerfulness when someone else wins.

I also noticed that play and food work well together in making a memorable weekend. My kids are not at all cranky when well fed. So I make sure that we do have small breaks in between playtime to snack on treats, such as Lemon Square Fun Square. This snack is made with fresh ingredients, and can be enjoyed in many fun ways—warmed in the oven, drizzled with toppings, or just eaten straight out of the pack. My three year old daughter and husband especially love the Butterscotch flavor while my favorite is the Brownie flavor. 

So go ahead and make time for weekend play, mommies! Remember, they are only little once so make the most out of the precious time with them. 

Halloween Party in the North: #FamilyGhouls: No Tricks, ALL Treats

October 16, 2018 0 Comments

Cocoon Boutique Hotel and Hive Hotel & Convention Place are having its first-ever Halloween event, #FamilyGhouls: No Tricks, ALL treats, for the whole family this coming October 28, 2018 (Sunday). Cocoon and Hive are the country’s first ever eco-friendly deluxe boutique hotels. Trip Advisor currently ranks Cocoon as Number 1 and Hive as Number 5 among all hotels in Quezon City.

The #FamilyGhouls: No Tricks, ALL treats event aims to give each and every family member all sorts of treats on this spooktacularday throughout the different activities from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Hive Hotel & Convention Place.

With just a ticket worth Php1,000, you and your family will be able to enjoy the following:

1. Fun Family Activities for every member of the family to enjoy: inflatables; face paint; games and prizes for kids and adults; a pass in the kids’ salon where you can leave your child there for an hour; and a loot bag of goodies during trick or treating!

2. Mystery Hall where you and your older children aged 13 years old and above may solve a mystery within 15 minutes

3. Queen for the Day Pamper Session for moms and Lego Challenge Competition for dads

4. Dessert Station and Photobooth

5. A special Halloween “Bento Box” that has a spooktacular surprise (no tricks, just Halloween treats for everyone.)

You can even make the most out of Halloween in the North by availing of the Halloween Room Packages which start at P5,000 net for an overnight stay for (4) four inclusive of two (2) tickets to #FamilyGhouls - No Tricks, All Treats. Stay dates are October 27 to November 5, 2018.

You can also get 10% discount in the Halloween Room packages when you use the code: MillennialMom. Simply mention it to the reservations officer upon booking.

For more details, contact the Sales and Reservations team at:
Mobile – 0925 789 99 01 and 0925 789 99 07 to 08
Landline – 208 4748, 208 4753 or 208 4762

You may also visit www.thecocoonhotel.com or www.hivehotel.com for more information.