They say mothers know best but sometimes, even mothers need help when it comes to making the right decisions for their child, especially when it comes to their health. It is normal for moms to seek child care advice and parenting tips from experts as well as from family and friends with parental experience. However, there will be instances when they would end up more confused and less confident to make a decision after hearing varying recommendations or contradicting views.

As a first time mom, I always asks other Mommies on what products will I use or give to my daughter especially when I am looking for the best growing up milk. I’ve searched the net, asked in mommy forums, read books, and of course, I’ve checked the labels of the milk that they have suggested. Most Moms recommended NIDO® 1+ that’s why when Rylee turned 1 year old, we switched to NIDO and we made the right choice!

My daughter is certified #LakingNido baby because 
until now that she’s 3 years old, she still drinks NIDO® 3+
#LakingNido #LakingAmazing
Last July 28, NIDO® 3+ launches #CheckTheLabel, an educational campaign to encourage mothers to read and have a better understanding of food labels, so they can make smarter and healthier choices for their child. By checking the label, moms can verify nutritional claims, compare brands, and choose which one offers the best value for money.

NIDO® 3+  newest endorser, Sarah Lahbati and her son Zion

 Check the Label Workshop was hosted by Delamar Arias.
How to read food labels

Ditas Sagarbarria, Nutrition Adviser for Nestlé Infant Nutrition, taught guests how to properly read food labels and provided everyone with a better understanding of the significance of how the ingredients in each product are listed.

When checking food labels, take a look at the ingredients which are listed in the order of highest to lowest quantity. Watch out for health-sensitive ingredients such as sugar, salt, saturated fat, and sodium. When it comes to these, moderation is always key to better prevent the risk of obesity, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related diseases.

Guest Pediatrician and Diplomate of the Philippine Pediatric Society, Dr. Celeste Gomez
Next, review the nutrition facts. It is important to go through each one to determine whether or not a particular food product meets the daily nutritional requirements of children, especially during their crucial growing-up years. Knowing the nutritional content can determine if a child is eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Another good reason to check the label is to identify nutrients that are unique to a brand. Not all food products like milk are created the same, so choose the one that provides for your child’s needs, and more.  

Patricia Turcuato, Lead Consumer Marketing Manager for NIDO Growing Up Milk (GUM), formally launched the #CheckTheLabel campaign and talked about the nutrients found in NIDO® 3+ that make it unique to other GUM brands, such as Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions of live good bacteria that help maintain stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system.

Developed by the best of Nestlé Research, NIDO® 3+ is the only milk brand with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions and millions of live good bacteria that maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, which in turn help strengthen the immune system. This unique probiotic can be found in every glass of NIDO® 3+ along with other essential nutrients such as: Prebio® 3, indigestible fibers that serve as food for good bacteria to grow and survive; DHA, ALA, LA and Taurine to support proper brain structure; and high levels of vitamins A, D, Calcium and Zinc to support overall growth and development.
Sarah Lahbati checks the label

Lending her voice and support to the campaign is proud NIDO® 3+ mommy, Sarah Lahbati. 

By precisely checking the label, Sarah Lahbati 
is assured that she made the right choice with NIDO® 3+.

The newest endorser of NIDO® 3+, Sarah Lahbati answered questions regarding the struggles she faced as a first-time mom and how checking the label of her options helped her make smarter and healthier choices for Zion.

Having experienced the same challenge when it was time for her to choose a growing-up milk for Zion when he turned three, the first-time mom learned that the best way for her to make a decision was to do research herself and check the labels on her options. And by precisely checking the label, Sarah Lahbati is assured that she made the right choice with NIDO® 3+.

Proud NIDO® 3+ mom, Sarah Lahbati with the NIDO® Growing Up Milk team from Nestlé Philippines (L-R) : Marketing Intern Myrna Calanog, Consumer Marketing Activations Executive Vevelyn Pineda, Consumer Marketing Manager April Apsay, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Infant Nutrition Arlene Tan-Bantoto, Medical Director for Nestlé Infant Nutrition Dr. Jo Sunga, Lead Consumer Marketing Manager Tricia Turcuato, Category Development Manager Joyce Chan, Nutrition Adviser for Nestlé Infant Nutrition DitasSagarbarria, and Consumer Marketing Executive Rob Roque. 

Everyone will have opinions on what will be best for your child. So how do you really know what is best for him/her? Simple—#CheckMoMuna, #CheckTheLabel!
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About NIDO® 3+
NIDO® 3+ is specially formulated with the right amount and combination of nutrients for growth and development during his pre-school years. It has DHA, ALA, LA, Folic Acid and Taurine to support brain function and is the only one with Prebio® 3 and Lactobacillus PROTECTUS® to help protect and build your child’s bodily defenses.

**NIDO® 3+ is not suitable for infant feeding and is not a breast milk substitute.