Ecofoods Corp., the exclusive distributor of baby food, Promina, has announced that its products - Promina instant porridge and Promina baby cereal - now have the Sangkap Pinoy seal by the Department of Health.
Part of the government's food fortification program under the Philippine Food Fortification Act of 2000, the Sangkap Pinoy seal certifies that a product has the right nutritional value for the Filipino child such that it is enriched with essential micronutrients like Vitamin A and iron.
The World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Europe recommends "mothers worldwide to exclusively breastfeed infants for the child's first six months to achieve optimal growth, development and health. Thereafter, they should be given nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age two years or beyond."
Guest during the press conference was Nutritionist Dietitians' Association of the Philippines past vice president Felicidad V. Velandria, RND who talked about the importance of Vitamin A and iron in a child's diet and the problem of micronutrient deficiency among Filipino kids.