Help Light Up Homes – Post Your Family Photo And Share The Light This Christmas

Imagine your home without lights. We are sure you and your family won’t be happy with that. But there’s one barangay where the community still thrives despite lack of lighting, Sitio Naubo. The children go to school, the men goes to the field, and women either help their husbands or stay at home to attend to their house chores. They are grateful for their community and their togetherness.

Lady’s Choice launched a campaign recently to help light up the community of Sitio Naubo. Every photo shared by families in social media were counted to provide lights to the homes of families who live in far-flung areas. See the smiles of the villagers as lights were turned on one by one as each of them speak out loud of the things they are thankful for.

Just like a family without a mother to tend them, guide them and light them, many villages in our country are far from modern conveniences, including light. But we can do our share in helping them be able to live a much easier life by joining the #ThankUTogether campaign by Lady’s Choice. When we share our family photo that shows a moment of togetherness, our post will help light up another community, Sitio Casile, have a brighter Christmas this year.

Here are some of the moms and their families who shared their lovely photos!

You can still be a part of this worthwhile campaign to share light this Christmas. Just post your lovely family photo, tag @LadysChoice and use the hashtag #ThankUTogether. Together, we’ll make a big difference to the lives of hundreds of families who truly deserve to be happy.

7 Food Safety Tips We Can Teach Our Kids At Home

The strong foundations of developing healthy choices begin at home. This is why it is important for parents to set a good standard in healthy eating, food preparation and storage that the little ones can pick-up on.

One of the most basic things that kids can learn from their parents are their habits when shopping for day-to-day necessities, and their practice when cooking and storing food in the house.

Selecta Milk kids enjoy nutritious milkBy observing proper purchasing, handling, cooking and storing, parents ensure that the family consumes safe and healthy food, and at the same time, they also teach their kids how to practice food safety that they’ll carry and pass on in the future.

So here are 7 food safety tips for every household:

1. Buy food from trusted establishments

Buying food from established and reliable retail establishments guarantees that products and other items sold there have gone through stringent quality control. This ensures sanitation and safety for the whole family.

2. Meat comes after non-perishables

When doing grocery shopping, purchase refrigerated or frozen meat and poultry after selecting your non-perishables. It’s also important to make sure that chilled and frozen goods are stored below the load line of the freezing unit, and not at room temperature.

3. Do not buy items past “sell by” “use by” and expiry date

Safety and quality may be compromised if food has expired, so be sure to always check the expiry date shown on packaging before putting something in the shopping cart. It is also important to know what these marks mean.

Sell-by date is a guide for stores to know how long they can display a particular product, and one should buy the product before the sell-by date. But you can still store it at home for some time beyond that date, as long as you follow safe storage procedures

Whereas, the “use-by” and “best before” dates tell how long the product is likely to remain at its absolute best quality when unopened. But as long as you’ve been storing the unopened item properly, you can generally consume it beyond this date, just make sure to check for off-odor, flavor and appearance.

4. Practice proper hand-washing

Several studies have shown that the kitchen in every home contains the most bacteria, which is alarming considering that this is where all the food is prepared and stored. With hands being one of the main ways to spread germs, it’s important to always wash hands thoroughly before cooking and after touching raw food.

5. Cook food thoroughly at the right temperature

Cooking food thoroughly will ensure that any harmful bacteria present in it will be killed. Some of the most common food that should be cooked well are pork, sausages and poultry. As for poultry, it doesn’t even need to be washed beforehard as long as it is cooked properly.

If cooked food will not be consumed immediately, it has to be left to cool at room temperature for at least an hour and a half before being stored in the refrigerator. Putitng hot food in the refrigerator means uneven cooling that can cause food poisoning.

6. Properly store and consume milk

Selecta Milk ensure family nutritionMilk is one of the household staples that require proper storing and consumption. Choose ready-to-drink milk that goes through UHT treatment so that they can be stored in room temperature without the need for refrigeration until the package is opened such as Selecta Milk products in Tetra Pak cartons.

Selecta’s portfolio of 1 litre packs includes Selecta Fortified Milk, Selecta Full Cream Milk, Selecta Fortified Low Fat Milk and Selecta Moo Milk Chocolate allowing options for the entire family. These also come with resealable caps for easy opening, pouring and storing back in the fridge.

Selecta Milk in Tetra Pak cartons stays safe and nutritious even at room temperature as long as the carton remains unopened. However, make sure to refrigerate upon opening.

7. Keep foods covered and sealed

Store refrigerated foods in covered containers or sealed storage bags, especially meat. Make sure they keep from touching each other and that it doesn’t drip on to other items. Refrigerated leftovers should always be checked daily for spoilage.

These are just some of the most basic food safety tips that should be practiced in every household. Kids at home will eventually pick-up on the pattern if observed regularly at home and will know what are safe and healthy for them.

NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ Urges The Moms To Always Check The Label

NIDO® 3+ makes it easier for moms to #CheckTheLabel and make sure their little ones get their age-specific nutritional needs with the new and improved NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+.

“We understand the ever-changing needs of mothers for their children, that’s why we continuously improve our products. And in line with our advocacy to make checking food labels a habit among moms so they make smarter and healthier choices for their kids, we simplified our pack and made it more informative,” said April Apsay, Consumer Marketing Lead for NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ .

Check the Label Mommy 1 BLOGCheck the Label Mommy 3 BLOGWith just one look, moms can easily identify and learn about the unique combination of nutrients found in NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+, which contains DHA, PREBIO® 3, Iron, Zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals that help support his immunity, growth, and development. It also comes with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, now with Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a different strain of probiotics that helps support digestive defenses.

The release of NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ following the launch of the Check the Label campaign is a testimony to the commitment of the brand to support moms who aspire to raise kids who are happy, healthy, and capable of reaching their full potential through their love and support.

Check the Label Mommy 2To continuously remind moms to #CheckTheLabel, NIDO® PROTECTUS® 3+ also recently released a catchy jingle headlined by Sarah Lahbati and son, Zion.

Visit the NIDO 3+ Facebook Page and to learn more !

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are not suitable for infant feeding and are not breastmilk substitutes.