Monday, November 21, 2011

DepEd and Magnolia Philippines Launch “Healthy Drink Choices”

Together, the Department of Education (DepEd) and San Miguel Corporation’s Magnolia Healthy Beverages launched the “Healthy Drink Choices” advocacy project at the Chateau 1771 in El Pueblo, Pasig City.

The joint project will produce inspiring and engaging elementary school activity books and interactive modules to help teachers instill the value and benefits of choosing healthy drinks among their pupils.  These books shall be given away free initially to over 200,000 children from selected schools nationwide on the first year of the project.

Magnolia Health Beverage’s top executive Bernard Marquez thanked the Department for the partnership.  The “Healthy Drink Choices” project is part of Magnolia Healthy Beverages promoting a sound mind and healthy body among the youth.

“It’s an honor for the Department of Education to be given this wonderful gift from Magnolia Healthy Beverages because we don’t have such kinds of materials,” said DepEd Undersecretary Yolanda Quijano during the affair.  “We understand that our children really need to develop this kind of healthy drink choices at an early age.”

On this years 3rd quarter, Magnolia also concluded the “Sayaw Barangay” dance competition, which I also blogged here, as an alternative and productive activity among the “batang Pinoys”. 

SMC has its line of affordable and ready-to-drink Magnolia teas and juices to give children and health-conscious consumers in general with a nutritious alternative.  The products are packed with vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, and B9 and low in sugar.

Magnolia';s other non-alcoholic beverages are Magnolia Purewater, and Magnolia Lifedrink in Papaya and Four Seasons flavours.  Magnolia Lifedrink Four Seasons is loaded with Pycnogenol, a premium herbal supplement that result to healthier cells and stronger immune system.  Magnolia Lifedrink Papaya, meanwhile, contains glutathione, which helps the skin achieve a youthful, radiant glow.

Also present in the gathering were Magnolia Healthy Beverages’ Executive Assistant Jun Medrano, Sales Manager Manny Factor, Group Product Manager Cecille Caling, and Mary Lindbert International’s CEO Erlinda Legaspi, and Albert Rosal.

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