Carroll&Chan: Bringing The Luxury of Nature from Hive to Home

Create the home you love with scents that improve the mood in every room, as Carroll&Chan is now in the Philippines.
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Bringing you the luxury of nature straight from the hive to home, Carroll&Chan uses only 100% beeswax in all of their candles. Unlike other types of wax, beeswax poses no harm to the environment as no rainforests are cut down and no natural animal habitats are destroyed in its making. It is sustainable, renewable, and contains no toxins, parabens, or other pollutants. Choosing beeswax candles gives you the advantage of cleaner, brighter, and long-burning candles without worrying of health and environmental risks. For a comple sensory experience, Carroll&Chan beeswax candles are made with wooden wicks that produce a cozy crackling sound when lit. They are poured by hand in Hong Kong to ensure top-quality and are adorned with unique and original hand-painted designs in the packaging. These candles, handmade using traditional candle-making methods, truly delight the senses.
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Carroll&Chan continues to grow with 25 fragrance collections, spread across a vast product range including beeswax candles, matching reed diffusers, fragrance oils, and other home fragrance accessories.
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Today, together with lifestyle enthusiasts around Manila gathered to celebrate the launch of Carroll&Chan‘s first store in the country.

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Ms. Kat Yulo-Garcia, International Sales & Marketing Director, Nouveau Philippines Corporation

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Mr. Ian Carroll, CEO & Founder and Ms. Liana Cafolla, Creative Director of Carroll and Chan

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Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes hosted the event with so much energy

Hosted by Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes, the event witnessed brand ambassadors, Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia as they share their experiences in creating a better home with Carroll&Chan.
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Coleen mentioned that her favorite scent is White Michelia, but they try to switch it off, since Billy also has a favorite scent, which is a holiday scent – Cinnamon. They both loved Champagne Rose too. For outdoors, they use Green Tea and Geraniol & Citronella Scent and one that sets them in a romantic mood is Red Red Rose. They usually light candles when visitors come to their house, while they usually use a certain scent per room that makes them feel that “they’re home” when they smell that particular scent, as it sets the mood. Their cats aren’t sensitive to the candles’ scent as they normally have a sensitive sense of smell.
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But of course, I actually did a “Scent Sniffing” escapade to know which among the available scents would be my favorite. I did love Golden Delights and Midnight Jasmine. I wasn’t able to sniff on Green Tea and Cinnamon, but I’d love to smell that, for sure I’d love that too. I’m so lucky the gift box that was given to me has the Golden Delights scent. Yay, using it now as I finish this post!


Find your favorite scents and more, when you visit the Carroll&Chan store located in the 3rd floor of The Podium.

Share your experience using #CarrollAndChanPH and #FromHiveToHome. Keep in touch with the latest news and follow them on Instagram @carrollandchan.ph.

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Men’s Haircut: The Men’s Room PH

It’s time to transition Coco from kiddie salons to legit men’s grooming salons. Yep, he has tried the neighborhood barbershop and GQ but they didn’t get what I want and it will always end up with getting used to Coco’s not so nice hair until it grows longer after a few weeks time.

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Coco’s long hair 2 weeks before his haircut

I chanced upon The Men’s Room PH one time and thought of bringing Coco there. Before Coco’s graduation photo shoot, I decided to finally cut his long hair.

I noticed how thee staff were very accommodating. They offered us coffee or iced tea plus a place to wait as they cut Coco’s hair. They all have an apron and wears a mask when they have a client.
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I commend Kuya Ericsson, who took in charge of Coco’s haircut. He was very gentle and he always ask Coco if the hair falling down his neck starts to itch, which we never experience in kiddie salons.
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I also liked that every station has its own sink for shampoo and rinsing. The also have maniped, facial, scrub and massage.
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For the first time ever, we are very satisfied with the outcome of Coco’s haircut in an adult barbershop. Thank you Kuya Ericsson of The Men’s Room PH SM Megamall!
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The Men’s Room PH
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Stink No More with the NEW Downy Sports

As a mom of an active soon to be 6-year old boy and a wife to a husband who plays basketball for his past time, I am always in the look out on how to keep them fresh – living in a country that is tropical and humid in nature. It is very challenging to remain smelling fresh all day.
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Downy, the world’s best-selling fabric enhancer, just launched the new Downy Sports – the first and only fabric enhancer in the world with 24-hour odor protection technology for your clothes. It is designed to provide active individuals engaged in extreme physical activities the confidence of a long-lasting refreshing scent even on sweaty days.
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Proving that smelling fresh and feeling great can be possible despite prolonged physical activities, Downy Sports recently held the 24-Hour All Star Freshness Challenge, an afternoon of intense basketball games pitting celebrity-led teams headed by actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga, as well as soccer player and fitness enthusiast Nico Bolzico. Alex and Nico here, doing the Chambe Dance Challenge.
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The Downy Team did an experimental set up using vinegar as “sweat” and Downy Sports and had us sniff on swatches of jersey cloth after. Downy Sports really has a long-lasting scent of freshness, even if it is already “sweaty”.

In one intense afternoon, members of Team Alex and Team Nico gathered at the Kerry Sports Plaza over at Shangri-la at The Fort to test each others’ basketball wits and sweat in the court. Joining the game and coaching the team members are LA Tenorio, JC Intal, Marc Pingris, Asi Taulava, Robert Bolick, Thirdy Ravena, Japoy Lizardo, Joanne Villablanca, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Kianna Dy, Anton Del Rosario, Christian Pedrealba, Michelle Gumabao, Loyce Nuñez, Myk Vicente and a lot more.
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After the intense game that Team Alex won, their Downy Sports jerseys where hung in an all-star freshness gallery and to prove it right, they sniffed through their jerseys and it was still amazingly fresh.
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Downy Sports‘ extreme malodor protection is expected to benefit millions of Filipinos who want to continue living an activelifestyle with the confidence of having 24-hour odor prootection, even through sweat!
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Downy Sports is now available in all major retailers nationwide, and online via Shopee. Learn more by visiting our official Facebook Page.
Here are some snaps from me and the lovely mommas having loads of laughter from Alex and Nico’s crazy antics.
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But of course, we won’t miss the opportunity to take pictures with the celebs!

Yesway for Downy Sports for keeping my boys kahit todo pawis, smelling fresh all day long!

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Reshape Your Mindset, Reshape the Future

Change is the only constant thing in this world, and change is happening so fast – drastic and massive. How parents from the past 20th century raise their kids differently from the 21st century parents. Us parents should develop an optimal growth mindset and learn how to adapt in this world full of changes and opportunities in order for us to raise future ready kids.
dscf0903My take away from this Parentoloy+: The Reshape Forum hosted by Nestlé NANKID — I don’t have to be a perfect parent for my child, I just have to be the best one for them, and to be the best one for them I should be equipped and updated with knowledge on how I would raise him to be future ready. So thank you so much to Nestlé NANKID for working hand in hand with us parents in raising our kids not only when they drink the milk itself, but by providing forums like this that would help us become the best parents that we could be.
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Dearest future Coco Marcus,

I commit to reshape your future today and I will remind you of the endless possibilities that you have!

Love, Mommy

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Failure is life’s greatest teacher but few parents want their children to experience its pains. In today’s increasing complex world, raising children can be a challenge for parents, most of who would not want to see their children experience difficulties.

Massive technological changes, changing worldviews, and constant disruptions have made the world much more complex, but these have also created ample opportunities for learning and growth. Amidst uncertainties and continuous change, parents have to ensure that their children learn and grow from the challenges that they will inevitably encounter in their growing-up years. By developing an optimal growth mindset and adapting an optimal diet and lifestyle, parents can help set their kids up for the future.

Recognizing that parents need support in reshaping the future of their children, Nestlé NANKID utilizes expertise with advocacy, to help reshapre the future for the next generation, with Parentology+.

Achieving an optimal grow mindset begins with optimal nutrition. And this year, Nestlé NANKID is giving parents the opportunity to be able to foster a holistic and continual growth of a child in all aspects – emotional, nutritional, physical, psychological, and social development, through Parentology+: The Reshape Forum.
dscf0863The forum, help last January 15 at Whitespace Makati, aimed to help parents better understand their role in reshaping the future of their children. Hosted by the Philippines’ premier talk show host, Boy Abunda, the event was joined by well-known parenting experts from the international and local scenes.
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dscf0882Parents and guests of the forum were also able to participate in activities that allowed them to learn practical tips and lessons on how they can nurture an optimal growth mindset within themselves and their families, thereby creating an environment that will nurture their child’s minds and hearts.

Some of the activities were “Reshaping Your Language“, where participants learned that adults have the power over how our language can affect kids. Phrasing statements to curiosity questions can help the kids get a feeling of being included in the decision-making.

In “Easy As Riding A Bike“, guests were asked to reminisce their first time riding a bike, and its process. Melissa retells the story, but instead of biking, she likens the experience to parenting – the joy of seeing others’ kids, the challenge once you’ve had your own child, the constant toil of new developments, the parental instinct imbibed in you once you’ve experienced it after a long time.

Nutrition plays a vital role in the development of a child. Without providing proper action, a child’s diet may greatly affect his or her overall growth. However, despite the potential health risks children may face due to the environment or because of genetics, there are ways parents can prevent these from happening and help ensure their children are not restricted to achieve their full potential for the future.
dscf0880Nestlé understands that children and their parents face a complex reality, which is why parents should have the tools that will help them pave the way toward their children’s optimal growth and development. Nestlé NANKID provides the optimal nutrition which is essential to growing children’s needs. Coupled with supportive care from parents who allow their children to learn from every opportunity, Nestlé aims to let parents reshape the future, today.” said Ms. Jean Espino, Vice President for Marketing, Nestlé Premium Milks.

Furthering the Optimal Growth Movement

With its aim to promote the Growth Mindset movement, and how this can be applied in school, Nestlé NANKID also worked with SMILE Group (Specializing in Modern Interactive Learning Experiences), an advocate of STEM and STEAM Methodology committed to help Filipino children develop a growth mindset and 21st century skills, to host a learning symposium entitled “Childproof Teaching” Applying the Growth Mindset in School” with Melissa Benaroya, LICSW, held in Miriam College on the 16th of January; where she imparted her knowledge of child development, empathy, and 21st century skills among students and children that can prepare them for life’s hardships. The event was attended by educators from the Philippines’ progressive schools.

Indeed, embracing challenges and opening up possibilities are a child’s greatest teacher, and with an optimal growth mindset, backed by optimal nutrition, parents can help reshape their children’s future so they can become the best versions of themselves.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to foster optimal development through optimal nutrition and an optimal growth mindset. Help #ReshapeTheFuture today. Check out Parentology+ at Trinoma Mall on February 2 and 3. Visit NANKIDOPTIPRO for more details.

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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.
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Merry Christmas from WanderWoMom

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Thank you Cocoon Studio for our beautiful photos, as always!

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ITD World empowers CEOs, business leaders to become life, innovation, executive coaches

Top-level leaders, entrepreneurs, and HR, organizational development and training professionals discovered different life coaching, innovation coaching, and executive coaching techniques during the CEO, HR, and Senior Leaders Conference held at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

The one-day conference is an ITD Mega Guru event that featured world-renowned executive coach Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, ITD World president and CEO Dr. Peter Chee, and ITD World Philippines country head Serely Alcaraz as they shared insights on how executives can achieve ultimate results and happiness not only in their jobs but also in their personal lives.

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ITD World president and CEO Dr. Peter Chee talks about how executives should listen with empathy, ask the right questions, and encourage and appreciate people to effectively coach their employees towards achieving sustainable success and holistic happiness.

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The 1st Asian ranked among the top 6 global coaching gurus, Dr. Chee engaged participants on how strategic coaching, executive coaching, and life coaching can be used to achieve sustainable success and holistic happiness. Emphasizing on life coaching as the key to sustainable and holistic love, happiness, and success, the ITD World president and CEO shared six “must do’s” for executives as a life coaching tool: listen fully and deeply, ask the right questions, appreciate and encourage, use positive voice and body language, simplify and focus on what’s important, and move to action and commitment.

Dr. Chee noted there are three important life coaching must do’s that Filipinos can adopt— encourage and appreciate people, ask the right questions, and listen with empathy. “The coach makes the coachee feel like a champion by appreciating and encouraging them, and by asking them the right questions to unleash their power and unlimited potential. Through listening to them with empathy, a coach can really pull out what’s best in them.”

Innovation coaching
Leaders play a crucial role in coaching to achieve breakthrough results in product development and service improvement. For #1 master trainer and ITD World chief coach Alcaraz, this begins with establishing an innovation coaching culture within an organization. This includes crafting an innovation strategy, championing innovation, allocating resources, developing innovation skills, providing management rewards and metrics, cultivating the culture, involving the enterprise, and collaborating with customers and stakeholders.

The second step in innovation coaching is ideation or generating creative ideas that can improve an organization’s product, service, process, or strategy, even in the face of competition. Among the ideation methods presented were mind mapping, wherein Alcaraz challenged executives to not only “think outside of the box” but to completely remove the “box” in coming up with ideas and solutions. Through a short exercise, the attendees were also introduced to Brainwriting, an activity where people in a group take turns in providing new and unique ideas on a key topic.

Alcaraz also talked about SCAMMPERR, a set of innovation techniques that can help executives find new ways to improve their product or service. SCAMMPERR stands for substitute, combine, adapt, magnify, modify, put to another use, eliminate, rearrange, and reverse.

The third step in innovation coaching involves subjecting selected ideas to “throughputs”, a development cycle wherein product ideas undergo research and refinement, rapid prototyping, testing, further research and refinement, solution development, pilot testing, additional research and refinement, and launch. “Throughputs is not so much about being thorough. Aim for quick wins. Don’t take too long about doing this because you still have results evaluation and building customer acceptance which is equally important in introducing a new product or service,” Alcaraz cautioned.

Executive coaching
In his executive coaching session, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith focused on improving or changing a person’s behavior as he talked about the feedforward exercise as a tool for coaching and learning from employees. It encourages leaders, decision makers and people from all levels of the organization to let go of the past and focus on future goals, offer ideas and help as much as they can, and listen to suggestions without judging and learn as much as they can.

The best-selling author also outlined guidelines on how everyone in an organization can change their behavior and develop themselves to become good leaders, at work and at home. The guidelines include asking others how one can be a better person, listening to suggestions or advice, thinking things first before doing something, thanking others for their help, responding to suggestions through positive actions, involving support groups to help achieve their goals, changing for the better, and following up on the goals.

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World-renowned executive coach, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, talks about the advantage of the feedforward exercise, as it teaches business leaders and entrepreneurs to focus on future goals and get as much help and learning as they can, especially from their employees.

Among these, Dr, Goldsmith sees three guidelines that Filipinos can readily adopt—asking, responding, and following up on suggestions. “Filipinos tend to be hesitant to give negative feedback, face-to-face. So, I like confidential feedback and if leaders ask for these, it is very important to teach them how to respond to feedback, to talk about what they want to improve. Then on the follow-up, especially important here is what I call a feedforward, where they ask for ideas which is much more positive.”

The CEO, HR, and Senior Leaders Conference was presented by ITD World, the global leadership development expert, with event partners IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Philippine Society for Training & Development, Asia Select Culture Solutions Company, Stratworks Marketing Communications and National Book Store, and exclusive media partner ANC. For inquiries, email itdmanila@itdworld.com, call (632) 887-7428, or visit http://www.itdworld.com.

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Scarlet Snow Belo’s Swiss Discovery with Nestlé NANKID

See the world of science through the eyes of Philippines’ most famous child online.

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Photo c/o @ScarletSnowBelo on Instagram

Exploring new parts of the world is an extraordinary experience. Whether it’s a weekend trip to a beach, or heading off to another continent, there’s always something new to discover, experience and learn.

Imagine the excitement that Scarlet Snow Belo, daughter of Dra. Vicky Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho, experienced when she recently went on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the Nestlé Headquarters in Switzerland. The sprawling center with breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, is where the world class products especially made for growing children are developed. Scarlet Snow excitedly explored the various rooms and instruments that were used in different scientific studies and discovered many new things in the headquarters.

Best of all, Scarlet Snow had the opportunity to meet the brilliant science experts and big bosses who work in the headquarters like Alex Keller, the Global Category Head of Netlstlé Infant and Growing Up Milks, and Marco Turini, Global Head for Scientific Affairs for Nestlé. 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, Nestlé NANKID.

They began with the milk formulation to explain why Nestlé NANKID is adapted for kids. They showed how all the essential vitamins, mineral and DHA are present in the milk. They also taught her that there is no added sucrose (table sugar) to make sure it is a healthy choice for kids.

Scarlet Snow then learned that protein is one of the most important nutrients for a child’s growth and development, contributing to the building of brain, muscles, and body. The optimized protein found in Nestlé NANKID  is high quality, low quantity protein that is optimal for weight and development advantage.

But Nestlé NANKID doesn’t stop at just providing the right vitamins and optimized proteins. As Scarlet Snow learned, Nestlé NANKID  also has probiotics! This keeps her digestive system strong and healthy as it fights the bad bacteria in her stomach.

Listening intently, Scarlet Snow discovered that all good things she gets from her favorite milk helps her grow up to be future ready. 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 Nestlé NANKID, growing children can achieve their fullest potentials. 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, you possess the power to #ReshapeTheFuture of your children. 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.

Discover Scarlet Snow’s Switzerland journey and catch all the episodes on NANKID’s Facebook Page.

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Thank you Nestlé NANKID for also giving us a glimpse of what the doll, Scarlet Snow experience in the Nestlé Headquarters in Switzerland, through this giant book of experience.

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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.
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Understanding the label: A closer look at your child’s milk

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Aside from a well-balanced, nutritious diet, giving your child a glass of milk has been shown to help support your child’s well-being. Aside from being a source of calcium, a glass of milk can also provide essential and important nutrients for growth and mental development.

As parents, however, it is important to take a closer look—beyond the promises—at the nutritional values, ingredients, calorie counts, and even the sugar content of your child’s milk to better understand how it factors into his or her nutrition. One way of doing so is by getting accustomed to reading the labels.

According to Food Scientist Dr. Lotis Francisco, milk labels provide the necessary information that would allow you to check and balance the ingredients and other nutritional facts of the milk.

“By taking time in reading and understanding the label, it helps you make smart choices in identifying the best milk for your child,” added Dr. Francisco.

What’s on milk labels?

Dr. Francisco said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires labels on all prepackaged food, like milk. These labels must provide a complete list of ingredients, as well as its nutrition information in readable type. Usually, these are located at the back or side of the packaging under the “Ingredients” and “Nutrition Facts” headings.

When reading the Ingredients label, you must take note that the items listed are in descending order of proportion:from most to least. This means that the first ingredient in the list is also the main component of the milk.

For instance, some formula milk, like PROMIL® Four, have non-fat milk as their first listed ingredient, and thus is their first component. Dr. Francisco noted that this component is preferred for children over 3 years old since it eliminated unnecessary fatty acids and kept the other milk components like lactose.

Other milk brands, meanwhile, use other key ingredients like hydrolyzed cornstarch that serves as an agent to retain milk’s sensory properties, and functions as a source of carbohydrates with also its sucrose content. With these ingredients, your child’s milk would look and feel like that of a regular one when consumed, and is much sweeter than the recommended.

How do you read the Nutritional Facts?

The Nutritional Facts label, on the other hand, appears in a tabulated form that declares the protein, carbohydrates (including dietary fibers and sugars), fats (including saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol), sodium, as well as the caloric content of the milk. Added Vitamin A, Iron, and Iodine, as well as other vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids are also included in the tabulation.

“All of these nutrients are expressed through the Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI) of children, based on the guidelines of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI),” explained Dr. Francisco. “So, if the Protein Content in the milk indicates 30 percent, then, your child needs 70 percent more from other food sources to meet his or her daily RENI.

How do you know the sugar content?

When it comes to formula milk’s sugar levels, most parents may find it confusing, especially that the Nutritional Facts label only indicates an aggregated sugar content. That is why high sugar levels do not necessarily imply poor quality.

Among the types of sugar added in formula milk include sucrose, also referred to as table sugar and starches. These are added to replace some or all of the lactose naturally found in milk. Given the case, Dr. Francisco noted that it is still better to check the type of sugar used in your child’s milk. For your child’s proper growth and mental development, PROMIL® Four is predominantly lactose with its non-fat milk as the main ingredient.

What other nutrients should you look out for?

To ensure that your child gets the essential and important nutrients for proper growth and mental development, it pays off to check if milk’s macronutrients—protein, fat, and carbohydrates—are at the right level for children over 3 years old.

Based on FNRI’s Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes, your child’s milk per serving should have Protein within 6-15% of total energy, Fat within 15-30% of total energy, and Carbohydrates within 55-79% of total energy to be within the acceptable macronutrient distribution range (AMDR).

Below recommended range may stunt child’s growth and drain energy, while above may cause the risk of obesity. To support proper growth and mental development, it is preferred for these nutrients to be within range. For PROMIL®FOUR, it gives 15% total energy from its protein content, 30% total energy from fats, and 55% total energy from carbohydrates.

PROMIL®FOUR is also the only formula milk with NUTRISSENTIALS®. It contains DHA, AA, Lutein, Iodine, and Iron to help support brain and visual development. It also has Vitamin A, which supports healthy eye development; Zinc for normal growth and maintaining a healthy immune system; Niacin, which aids in metabolism; Biotin, which enhances energy for physical development; and Potassium, which promotes healthy muscles.

“In some cases, it’s easy to identify the right formula milk for your child if you take time to read and understand the labels. It might seem complicated at first but, it can help you make good choices for your child’s growth and development,” said Dr. Francisco.

For many years, PROMIL® FOUR has helped parents nurture the gift through proper care, parenting, and nutrition.

To learn more about PROMIL® Four, visit their website at http://www.promilnurturethegift.com.ph.

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Coming Home to Masskara with Coke Studio

Coca-Cola returns to Bacolod with music and a vision of a World Without Waste

This year’s Masskara Festival in Negros Occidental celebrated more color and more music as Coke Studio brought together the Negrenses and the artists of this year’s Coke Studio in one special stage, hyping up the volume and heat along Lacson Street.

The Coke Studio stage was headlined by singer and heartthrob Sam Concepcion, and local bands Cali Island and Aire Band. But more than the music festival, Coca-Cola Philippines also brought to the city of smiles its World Without Waste campaign which seeks to collect every bottle and can that it will produce by 2030, while also including recycled materials into its packaging.

Specially designed trash bins were distributed around key festival areas to help the public segregate recyclables from other wastes, and in the process, help partners Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc., Masskara Foundation, IPM-Construction and Development Corporation Waste Management, and the Department of Public Service Local Waste Management in keeping the streets clean and litter-free despite the large volume of people. Throughout the five days of festivities, almost 80 kilograms of PET bottles were collected for recycling.

“There is so much to be done in order to effectively reduce the waste that we produce, and every small action makes a difference. By helping the public in segregating recyclables from trash, we are slowly making them see that recyclables like PET bottles are readily accessible resources that can and should be given second life and not just end up in our landfills and oceans after one use,” said Jonah de Lumen-Pernia, Coca-Cola Philippines Director for Public Affairs and Communications.

The main streets of Bacolod City were painted with the ubiquitous red banners bearing the iconic Spencerian script font that spells out the well-loved beverage. The heart of Lacson Street was cordoned off Friday afternoon as the huge Coke Studio stage took shape for the night’s festivities.

“The Masskara Festival is an important occasion for us at Coca-Cola Philippines as it is an opportunity to strengthen our partnerships with various stakeholders in Negros as well as give back to our consumers by joining the festivities,” de Lumen-Pernia said.

The beverage brand, through its social responsibility arm, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, inked several partnerships with government and non-government organizations to help improve the sugar production of small sugar farmers. The partnerships include providing irrigation, high-yielding variety, and technical training for the farmer beneficiaries.

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#Spread100Hugs with Downy

They say, Hugging is the most beautiful form of communication that allows the other person to know beyond a doubt that they matter. Even for myself, when I feel down, I just need my son’s hug and I will be better. It’s the best assurance and security that one can give that tells us that everything will be okay in no time.

Downy Philippines, the leading global fabric softener, recently launched their new campaign, #Spread100Hugs with hug ambasadress, Ms. Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach spearheading it. She introduced and of course, HUGGED different families that has different heart-warming stories to tell, and let us discover the undeniable power of hug through them. Of course, she also hugged her boyfriend, Marlon Stockinger, thanking him for being with her in journey through life.

Let’s spread HUGS this Christmas, let your loved ones, families, friends and maybe a random stranger(?) feel your love and you don’t know, maybe that’s just what they need the most. Make sure you are hug ready with Downy Parfum Collection.

The Downy Parfum Collection is a premium fabric enhancer line that offers softness and long lasting scent from wash to wear. Each variant contains a carefully curated formula that enhances the scent and longevity of the fragrances.

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Credit: Downy Philippines Youtube

The event ended with families and friends present HUGGING as the 50-ft Christmas Tree BLOOMED when sprayed with Downy and was then lighted. Here’s my co-hugging buddy which gives me the best hugs everyday of my life, with the Downy Christmas Tree on our back drop.
DSCF8903Visit the hug-activated Downy-scented Christmas Tree located in Eastwood Mall’s open park (near the fountain area) from November 20 to December 19, 2018, and #Spread100Hugs starting today, and every day to experience a hug’s undeniable power.

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