MAGNOLIA SCHOOL CARAVAN CAMPAIGNS FOR BETTER NUTRITION

In support of DepEd’s efforts of fostering better nutrition, Magnolia recently launched its annual Magnolia Healthy Beverages School Caravan at San Juan Elementary School in San Juan City. The annual school caravan is a nationwide campaign to educate students in promoting the value and benefits of healthy eating and drinking, with teachers acting as the vital messengers

Over 1,200 students from San Juan Elementary School eagerly participated in the various game modules such as giant puzzles, computer games, wire maze, hit the target and timed basketball that aim to enhance kids’ physical and brain development. Also, detecto scales were deployed and Magnolia Health Cards were issued to students for proper health monitoring.

The school caravan’s game modules and programs will be integrated in the upcoming major school activities supported by DepEd, including its regular feeding programs, “Buwan ng Wika” and Teacher’s Month, among others.

It is advisable to start hydrating first thing in the morning. Ensure to drink water with your meals and snacks instead of carbonated drinks. When going out for a practice or a game, make it a habit to take a bottle of Magnolia Purewater with you, in your car, gym bag or backpack to keep you hydrated for the rest of the day. After all, the foundation of good health is pure water.

STARTING THE HABIT

DepEd and Ginebra San Miguel, Inc. (GSMI), manufacturer of Magnolia Healthy Beverages, recognizes the importance of starting kids early for them to develop the habit of choosing nutrient-rich foods and beverages.

“Children really need to develop the habit of drinking healthy beverages and making healthy food choices at an early age. With Magnolia School Caravan, students are somewhat treated to a field trip. Our game modules and activities are designed wherein the whole school community can have fun and learn about health and wellness at the same time,” explains Angeline Uy, Magnolia Healthy Beverages product manager.

In addition to supporting DepEd’s School-based Feeding Program, dinnerware sets and product samples of Magnolia Fruit Drink and Magnolia Healthtea will be provided to each school.

Magnolia Healthy Beverages affordable ready-to-drink juices and teas are packed with vitamins B1, B2, B6, B9, C and antioxidants, which make for nutritious alternatives to kids. Magnolia Healthy Beverages come in a variety of flavors: Orange, Pineapple and Grape for Magnolia Fruit Drink and Apple, Lemon and Strawberry for Magnolia Healthtea. All flavors are available in returnable glass and PET bottles

“Eating healthy is not enough. Drinking healthy beverages is also important to give your kids overall nourishment,” adds Uy.

REACHING OUT

Since 2008, the school caravan project has been benefiting over 150 schools or 300,000 students every year.

“For the past three years, the Magnolia Healthy Beverages School Caravan has been successfully implemented in various elementary and high schools nationwide. We hope to increase our beneficiaries in the coming years as it is our desire to spread the importance of a sound mind and healthy body among the youth,” relates Uy.

For this school year, the school caravan reaches out to more students with a total of 250 elementary and high schools from the provinces of Albay, Baguio, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Cebu, Davao del Norte, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, South Cotabato, Tarlac and Zambales.