Magnolia Healthy Beverages’ nationwide campaign is in line with the advocacy of the Department of Education (DepEd) to promote the value of healthy eating and drinking habits among students through nutrition and feeding programs and games. Instead of lectures, the students engage in various activities using giant puzzles, computer games, a wire maze, a hit-the-target station and timed basketball – all aimed at stimulating physical and brain activity.
Students are also treated to Magnolia Healthy Beverages’ affordable and ready-to-drink juices and teas, which are packed with Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9, C and antioxidants. Magnolia Fruit Drink and Magnolia Healthtea, quality products of Ginebra San Miguel Inc., are available in returnable glass and PET bottles.
For this school year, Magnolia School Caravan traveled to around 250 elementary and high schools from the provinces of Albay, Benguet, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Cebu, Davao del Norte, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, South Cotabato, Tarlac and Zambales.
“The overall message is that nutrition is important for a student to perform better in school. Through these activities, we hope to be able to encourage children to adopt healthier and more active lifestyles,” says Magnolia Healthy Beverages product manager Angeline Uy.
An estimated 300,000 students have benefitted from the school caravan since it was first introduced in 2008.