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Join the Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program Food Fair

October 16, 2015
Join the Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program Food Fair to know how easy it is to prepare healthy home-cooked meals for you family. 

I grew up eating “Lutong Nanay” which is especially prepared and cooked by mom. Even when I was working, I always brought packed meals in the office. It was like bringing a piece of the dining table to work because my meals were always a labor of love. It is odd that sometimes I missed eating in fastfood chains. While most people I know settled on quick snacks or more expensive steaks during lunch time, I enjoyed my serving of Sinigang, Kare-kare and other well-balanced meals cooked by mom.
Unfortunately, not a lot of people has access to nutritious food. According to Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the DOST, at least 5 million children are malnourished in the Philippines. It’s a staggering number that shows the issue is closer to home than we think.
Knorr, being a brand that is committed to enhancing Filipino Meals, started its Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program in various barangays and communities. Lutong Bahay is a campaign by Knorr which inspires mom to do home-cooked meals that are nutritious and cut downs cooking time. During the launch,  I was able to taste Pia Guanio’s Sisig Tokwa! I shared the recipe with mom and she always cooks it whenever she cannot think of anything to cook. Haha. Read about the Lutong Nanay launch here. 
To expand the reach of the campaign, Knorr partnered with Kabisig ng Kalahi for the Metro Manila leg of the initiative, to build a sustainable nutrition program that goes beyond simply distributing food. With simple, easy to follow, healthy meals, moms also learn to provide their kids with delicious and nutritious dishes.
Knorr recently visited two barangays in Smokey Mountain, Barangay 101 and Barangay 128, with its ambassadors. Dimples Romana, Danica Sotto-Pingris and Sari Jorge joined forces to help educate moms and children the importance of a healthy diet for the family. Over a meal of afritada, they also shared their personal experiences, cooking secrets and how they entice their kids to eat a healthy, balanced meal with the help of Knorr.

“Feeding our families nutritious food doesn’t have to be expensive. What’s important is that we give them a well-balanced meal every day,” says Carmina Villaroel.

Ambassadors Carmina Villaroel and Chesca Kramer joined Knorr at the Cardinal Sin Village. Mothers and children collectively learned the importance of a vigorous diet for the family. The program was a good exchange of insights, experience and learnings not only from the ambassador, but from resident mothers as well.

“It was a beautiful experience na makasama ang katulad kong Knorr Lutong Nanay moms together with our children in sending out a message to all the other Filipino moms like us to join in our fight against malnutrition,” said Dimples Romana.

It was interesting how participants realized the importance of preparing home-cooked meals and how easy it is to prepare with Knorr. 
If you guys are free on Saturday, October 24, 2015 (it was moved from October 17 to 24), I am inviting you to join the first Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program Food Fair 

Knorr Lutong Nanay Food Fair
Saturday, 24 October 2015 at 4:30 PM
Mercato Centrale, 7th Ave cor. 25th St.
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Proceeds will go to the Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program and its partners, World Food Program and Kabisig.

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