Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (Dutch Lady Malaysia) recently participated in a week-long ‘Food-Fit-Fun Fair’, a key activity under Nutrition Month Malaysia 2018 (NNM) that promotes healthy eating and physical activity among Malaysians. The event was jointly organised by the Nutrition Society Malaysia, Malaysian Dietitians’ Association and Malaysian Association for Study of Obesity to address the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.
“Dutch Lady Malaysia has been building strong families in Malaysia for the last 55 years, both physically and emotionally. While we produce nutritious milk that nourishes the body, we also conduct activities and health programmes that bring family members together to forge stronger bonds. Co-sponsoring the Nutrition Month Malaysia event allows us to convey the goodness of milk and encourage healthy eating while bringing families together through our fun and educational activities,” said Ramjeet Kaur Virik, Marketing Director, Consumer Dairy, Dutch Lady Malaysia.
Shoppers and families were able to learn about the goodness of protein, an essential nutrient found in milk through the interactive activities at the Dutch Lady booth. One of the games allows participants to fill in the correct answers on various benefits of protein in order to win prizes. Another challenge played on stage had families vie for exclusive Dutch Lady goodie bags. Winners simply had to fill in the correct answers about the key benefits of protein consumption and the daily recommended intakes of protein for different age groups and gender.
In the midst of the fun and games, Dutch Lady Malaysia’s nutritionist, Tan Huey Ghee took to the stage to share with the audience on the goodness of milk. She highlighted on the importance of getting enough protein and how we can easily obtain the nutrient from milk.
Huey Ghee also explained that the human body cannot store protein for future use like fat. This means we are very reliant on our three main daily meals to meet our protein needs.
“Our breakfast should contain 20% to 25% of our daily nutritional needs, and this applies to protein too2. Just by having a glass of full cream milk will provide you with more than 50% of protein that is needed at breakfast,” Huey Ghee said.
Have a strong start with protein from milk today! For more information on Dutch Lady Purefarm milk, visit http://www.dutchlady.com.my.