Maizena and Save the Children establish a partnership to improve knowledge and practices of feeding education and the importance of consuming vitamins and minerals.
March 13, 2023 04:03 am
A healthy diet requires an adequate intake of vitamins and minerals, which are necessary for an optimal state of health from childhood.
Nutrition in children must be adequate in terms of energy, that is, in terms of calories. In addition to exceeding the quality of the food, the quantity is also sufficient,” says Georgina Gómez, Unilever Nutrition specialist.
The expert said that the correct diet is that which increases the consumption of fruits and vegetables, while reducing the consumption of sugars, saturated fats and salt.
The artist said that there is an opposing context that has a direct involvement with food, such as these three;
In Mexico and the world we are going through problems due to incorrect nutrition, which is related to malnutrition, but also with a lack of vitamins and minerals.
and with chronic diseases. That implies a significant challenge to have proper nutrition.
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Foods that provide vitamins and minerals
According to the 2021 National Nutrition and Health Survey, 39.2% of the population in Mexico has access to the quantity and quality of food.
That means 60% of the population has some level of food insecurity. Which is by definition when someone is reduced to food in quantity or quality.
Furthermore, the aforementioned Bononia measures the consumption of food. Whereas the three major food groups such as fruits, vegetables and legumes only 1 in 5 children consume fruit every day.
Only 26.1% of children under 11 years consume vegetables daily. While 19.5% of children consume vegetables every day. And these are the food groups that provide vitamins and minerals.
A nutritionist points out that these data highlight vitamin and mineral deficiency in children, still a big problem in Mexico.
Therefore, one of these to be solved is food fortification, which is the voluntary addition of vitamins and minerals to food to reduce the lack of these nutrients in nations.
Promote vitamin and mineral consumption
In this sense, Unilever Nutrition, through its Maizena brand, has signed a partnership with Save the Children. The aim is to promote the importance of vitamins and minerals (micronutrients).
With a dynamic and educative approach aimed at public education teachers from different states of the nation, the food brand emphasizes its commitment to contributing to a more inclusive, nutritious and equitable food system in Mexico.
The aim is to promote the importance of consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals, which contribute to the prevention of health problems in Mexico.
In addition to providing tools for girls, boys and young people to understand the importance of being balanced in vitamins and minerals. How vital it is to adopt healthy habits.
And it is that micronutrient deficiencies can affect health, developing:
With information from The Foodtech