PROUDGENYUM: MEET JOLLIBEE’S 2016 YUMBASSADORS

Young and inspiring Filipino achievers who embody the passion for “langhapsarap ng buhay” and being 100%
Meet our generation, Gen Y. The generation that lives all out. Hindi pwede ang “pwede na”. Kulang ang “k lang”. Kami ang generation na gustong langhapin ang sarap ng buhay, at ang saya ng bawat sandali.
Jollibee is proud to announce its newest Yumbassadors—a roster of millennials representing various fields and industries – tech, fashion, sports, entertainment and social enterprise, each with unique accomplishments that serve as an inspiration to their peers.These unique, talented young individuals stand out for their passion for life and hunger for excellence! They pursue their passions. They strive for excellence. They live the langhap-sarap lifestyle. They are all ?#?ProudGenYum? achievers!


 The country’s number one family fast food chain, Jollibee, has unveiled its newest batch of Yumbassadors – young Filipino achievers who have excelled and continuously trail blaze in their respective fields, serving as role models for today’s Generation Y. Continue reading »

The Midea difference in choosing a washing machine

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Washing machines have been very helpful in making life at home easier than having to do laundry by hand. It allowed most people to do more household work and other things within the day, unlike before when “laundry day” literally means doing laundry the whole day. Though washing machines have really been a big help, there is still uneasiness with some of things related to it, such as the amount of electricity and water it consumes, the confusion sometimes in using it, and the damage it does to some fabrics when it gets tangled during the wash.Fortunately, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances— Midea, understands these difficulties that may arise during laundry day. That is why they come up with innovative products that have distinct features that respond to some of the worries most people have when using a washing machine like an audio technica.


Midea’s Semi-Automatic Twin Tub washing machines cleans the clothes thoroughly without having the clothes entangled with each other with its Dual Cleaning Motion technology. Its Spin Air Dry on the other hand, dries clothes faster and more efficiently. These technologies help Midea Twin Tub consume lesser electricity down to just one peso (Php 1) per wash load as tested by the Meralco Powerlab— perfect for the budget conscious households. The Twin Tub is also made with high-grade durable material called ABS Plastic with double walling for more protection, making it take heavy loads for a very long time.

Fully Automatic top load washing machines have the One Touch Wash feature which allows people to easily use the washing machine with just a push of a button. It also has smart sensors that set the right amount of water and the right amount of time in washing, based on the laundry. This feature avoids the confusion in getting the right setting for every wash load, and most of all it saves 37% on water consumption. The high-speed motor used in these washing machines could wash, rinse, and dry for as fast as 19 minutes without consuming too much electricity. A full wash load in the tub running a complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle costs no more than one peso (Php 1) in electricity consumption.

The Water Magic Cube, brought by its innovative design, allows the water in the tub to flow without tangling the clothes that may cause some damages to the fabric. This feature also allows it to clean 27% better than other washing machines and reduce tangles up to 84%. All of these features also save time for busy mommies who are active and are always on the go. This also allows more time for all those extra wash loads and most especially, more time for the family.

Midea’s Front Load Washer, on the other hand, are for the meticulous. A complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle using the Daily Wear setting takes 82 minutes to complete. It may sound a very long time, but it actually consumes an equivalent of just two pesos (Php 2) worth of electricity. The same setting uses 43 liters of water which is only equivalent to just one peso (Php 1), giving the family 70% savings on their monthly water bill. At the same time, its Clothes Care System gives cleaner clothes with no tangles and no damage.

While Midea washing machines do great in saving water, electricity, and time for the whole family, it still does a great job in getting off dirt and stains from the clothes. Living home life is happier with more time spent with family, secured by the peace of mind brought by the help of technology, and balanced by the harmony brought by innovation. This is the difference Midea aims for, to be every family’s choice of home appliance.

 

Healthy Cooking Goodness with Mott’s Apple Juice

Mott’s 100% apple juice is no ordinary beverage. You can either drink it or EAT it. Experience creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book featuring 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott’s 100% apple juice goodness . Start eating your apple juice now!


FRUITY TRIO BLEND
Makes 1 serving
Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon

Ingredients:
1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder

Procedure:
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.
Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Serve hot.
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Let your kids eat a rainbow! Parent kid summer workshop


Vitamix Philippines in cooperation with Healthy Eats organic cafe and store invite you and your little ones to Let’s Eat The Rainbow parent-kiddie workshop on 28 May Saturday, 130-4pm at the MediCard Lifestyle Centre Makati. P700 per parent/adult + a kid aged six to nine.
Learn to make healthy dishes and drinks the fun, easy & colourful way using the Vitamix the king of highspeed blenders. See you there! Call text Vitamix’ Berna for details, and reservations 63917 7391 893.

See you there!

NB – this cass takes the place of Go Gluten Free In The Summer of Gina Yambot which is temporarily on hold. Watch out on our website and social media accounts for more details on the final schedule.

Real Apple Goodness of Mott’s 100% Apple Juice

Many of us forget that sometimes, the simplest answers are the best. Better health could be as easy as reaching for the fruit bowl for some apples next time you need a snack.


USDA scientists investigated over 100 foods to measure their antioxidant concentration per serving size. Two apples’Red Delicious and Granny Smith’ranked 12th and 13th respectively. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity. Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin’a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefitsHere’s the good news, A healthy, easy-to-serve drink just hit the Philippine shelves and you’re going to want to get your hands on it fast. Introducing Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice in can sealed and filled with the same 100% apple fruit goodness that you can enjoy anytime anywhere.


To welcome the newest member of the Mott’s family, Fly Ace put the fun back in picnic with an event on May 7 at the Bonifacio High Street, for a day of outdoor fun and play that kids, even mom and dad will love. The vast open space will not only be surrounded by human statues, face painting, picture balloons, treasure hunts, hula-hoops, life-sized tic-tac-toe, ladders & slides, ring and bucket toss games, but there were also an abundant food sampling of corn munchies with apple sauce, apple-licious spaghetti, and caramelized biscuits. 


Mott’s 100% Apple Juice is available in 64oz and 32oz family packaging in leading supermarkets, and groceries nationwide. The Mott’s in 11.5oz can is available in leading convenience stores and supermarkets initially in Metro Manila and will roll out nationwide in the succeeding months.


The event will be graced by Mott’s Philippines official brand ambassador and mommymundo.com founder Janice Villanueva. Janice inspires all modern moms on a mission to balance her career and family to serve meals that are full of health benefits, especially something the kids will love. A firm believer of the age-old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice is one of her kitchen staples. “After learning that Mott’s 100% Original Apple Juice only has three ingredients which are water, apple juice concentrate and Vitamin C, I knew that it’s the kind of pure apple juice we’ve been looking for. It’s definitely a drink for all seasons and occasions,” she adds.


The event is in partnership with Jolly Al Dente, Lotus Biscoff, Great Leap Academy and Crayola. Beat the heat and feel the energy of summer, gather your family for a level up picnic bonding like never before with the newest Mott’s 100% Apple Juice in can.

A Sweet Weekend Surprise

 
Let MOM experience a “sweet” Mother’s Day with Deli-Snack’s exclusive treat this May.

Share the love on her special day. Take home our specially prepared Mother’s day cake. The Blueberry Bavarian Cream Cake is a delightful two-layered Bavarian cream cake with blueberry fillings in a crushed graham crust with sweet coffee-flavored miroir and chocolate ornaments on top – a sure treat for all mothers!

Deli-Snack is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.     

For your inquiries, please dial telephone no. 528-5855 to 56.

Are all milks the same?

Moms, have you ever been to the grocery and wondered what kind of milk you should give your child? From cow’s milk to goat’s milk, full cream to skim, liquid to powder—why should it matter anyway? Aren’t all milks the same in terms of the nutrition they provide?

The answer is NO.

The key difference that moms should take careful note of is the kind and amount of nutrients their children can get from it. 

Although all kinds of milk are rich in macro (carbohydrates, fats and protein) and micro (vitamins and minerals) nutrients, not all contain those that answer the needs of children at specific ages.


Kids during their early childhood years, for example, easily get sick because they have little exposure to diseases and therefore have not yet developed the immunologic defenses needed to fend them off. To address this, moms should provide their kids with foods that have the right nutrients, along with an age-specific milk that contains both probiotics and prebiotics.

Probiotics are live good bacteria that promote stomach balance and help strengthen the immune system. Prebiotics, on the other hand, act as a multiplier of good bacteria, ensuring acceptable good-to-bad bacteria ratio in the tummy and protection from within.Studies reveal that the human brain grows about 3.5 times in mass from 0 to 5 years old. That is why kids during this time are able to learn and absorb new knowledge like a sponge. To support this, moms can give their child age-specific milk with high levels of DHA, ALA and LA, which are fatty acids that work together to promote proper brain structure development and normal cognitive functions.


All these and more can be found in NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+. From the best of Nestlé Research™: NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+ are the only age-specific milk brands with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, millions of live good bacteria that helps build your child’s bodily defenses.

NIDO® 3+ also contains a unique blend of natural fibers and nutrients called Prebio® 3, while NIDO® 5+ is enriched with CALCI-N® to help build healthy bones by providing better calcium absorption.

Milk plays a very important role in the overall growth and development of children, and so it pays to know what they need at different ages and stages of their growth for one to make the right milk choice.

For more information, visit www.lakingamazing.ph

Give your little ones the nutrition they need during their crucial growing up years with NIDO® 3+ and NIDO® 5+.

The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival

 The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival: A summer flavor feast for everyone!

 

 

The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival brings you a perfect combination of food, music, and everything in between this Saturday, April 30, at the Bonifacio High Street Central Amphitheater, from 12NN to 9PM!

McCormick is set to introduce their newest line of McCormick noodles. Taking center stage on Saturday are the 5 variants of the new McCormick noodles: Palabok, Pad Thai, Chap Chae, Birthday Noodles, and Laksa – all of which will be offered or sampled for free at the McCormick noodle bars. McCormick’s resident chef, Sabrina Artadi of Sabrina’s Kitchen will also be present to offer the perfect pairings for the new line of noodles.


To add to the festivities, we’ve invited the chefs from popular restaurants to feature some of their signature dishes. Grab a plate of juicy and flavorful sliders from Marc Nocon of Burgers & Brewskies; savory paella and callos from Bernice Pimentel of Ilustrado; mouthwatering pork buns and wagyu rice by Chef Jerome Lim of Buta Wagyu; and classic Filipino dishes by Margarita Fores of Cafe Bola. Top off your meal with classic churros from Master Churerro Jordi Barraca of Churreria La Lola as well as sweet cakes and cool sno cones from Aileen Anastacio of Marmalade Kitchen.

The McCormick Flavor Nation Festival wont be complete without music. Set to perform are local indie and rock artists headlined by Basti Artadi, Reese Lansangan, Fools & Foes, The Sun Manager, Paranoid City, and Keiko Necesario starting at 6PM.

Other exciting games and activities are also available for the whole family at the festival, admission is free so come and join the celebration of real flavors for real moments only at the McCormick Flavor Nation Festival!

 This event is presented to you by McCormick Philippines in partnership with F&B Report, and brought to you by Hinge Inquirer Publications with special thanks to our partners Tefal, OXO, Oneida, and Anchor Hocking. Official media partners include INQUIRER.net, preen.ph, Southern Living Magazine, Northern Living Magazine, ClickTheCity.com, and Juice.ph.


Join the event page for direct updates:
http://tinyurl.com/McCormickFlavorNationFestival

 

Mc Cormick Creates Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Every Day

McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mixes Create Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Every Day

McCormick, the brand synonymous to flavor, is offering yet another exciting gustatory experience for Filipinos with the McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix. This newest addition to its growing line of recipe mixes aims to bring restaurant-worthy dishes to one’s very own kitchen – without the complexity nor the painstaking hours of preparation. Available in 5 mouthwatering variants namely, Birthday Noodles, Pad Thai, Laksa, Chap Chae, and of course the all-time Filipino favorite Palabok, these authentic flavor-rich noodle recipes are sure to warrant celebrations even for the simplest of moments, like getting through a hectic day at work.


“Filipinos are more globally knowledgeable than ever in the aspect of food and as a result, have grown to continually seek for cuisines beyond the usual. We, at McCormick understand this. Hence, our drive has always been to come up with products that bring excitement back in our consumers’ kitchen and deeper appreciation for great food. The McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix seeks to empower today’s food lovers regardless of their age and lifestyle, taking away hours of meticulous preparation in their kitchen while ensuring the authentic flavors in these dishes.” shared Kate Tan, Marketing Manager for McCormick Philippines.


The McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix pack contains the noodles and flavorful recipe mixes that are made from natural spices. The cooking process is made simple with 4 easy steps that can be completed in just about 30 minutes. One can add 2-3 of their favorite ingredients into the noodle dish to make it more enjoyable.


“McCormick is all about bringing passion to flavor. With McCormick Noodle and Seasoning Mix, we aim to push the envelope in how we fulfill consumers’ needs. Putting together an intricate meal need not be tedious and complicated. With our noodle recipe mixes, anyone can make their daily dining experience extra special,” shared Kate Tan, Marketing Manager for McCormick Philippines.

For innovative offerings and meal inspirations, visit http://www.mccormick.com.ph and follow McCormick Philippines on Facebook http://facebook.com/friendsandflavor.

The food we eat: Is your child safe from toxins?

The food we eat may have toxins that can pose serious health risks particularly among our children who are most vulnerable.To provide for the increased demand for food, conventional commercial farming resort to artificial growth-promoting hormones and synthetic pest control substances such as pesticides and herbicides for faster production of crops, meat and dairy products. While adults have developed immune system to help fight these toxins, children are defenseless because of their immature organs and systems.

  
“Several studies have linked the harmful effects of chemical residues in food to pesticides. These chemicals are increasingly found in the food we eat and have been linked to the rising incidence of developmental disorders among children such as autism and ADHD, immune disorders such as allergy and asthma, as well as metabolic disorders leading to obesity and type 2 diabetes in later life,” said Edwin Feist, Chairman and CEO of ANTECH, Inc., the distribution and marketing partner of the largest global producer of organic food, HiPP Germany.

The World Health Organization reveals chemical contaminants significantly contribute to foodborne diseases, which is linked to child mortality globally. Artificial growth promoting hormones and prophylactic antibiotics regularly used in small doses to fatten up farm animals and to increase production of cow’s milk used as raw materials for milk and dairy in conventional farming, coupled with feeds that have pesticide residue and GMOs may be detrimental to our children’s health and cognitive development.

Exposure to pesticide residue that may be present in conventional food and dairy products like cheese and milk, even in low doses is particularly damaging to children because it is the timing of exposure and not the dose that makes it poisonous.

Ingestion of these harmful pollutants through food may bring irreversible and lifelong harm to children’s health and cognitive development, which may lead to learning disabilities and developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD.
“One of the most effective ways to reduce exposure of children to these harmful substances is giving them organic food. Organic farming does not use synthetic growth-promoting hormones, antibiotic for prophylactic purposes among farm animals, and GMOs are prohibited, thus avoiding toxin residue that may be present in conventionally-grown food,” said Feist.

The production of organic food begins from the selection of farmland, ensuring that the soil is free from pesticides and harmful chemicals. Animals are fed with organic feeds and pesticide free crops and are raised using natural methods; prohibiting use of artificial growth promoting hormones and antibiotics unless for treatment of disease. The produce like meat and dairy products are then tested from detectable residue of pollutants and made sure to comply with organic standards before being sold in the market or used as raw materials. When cows get sick and are given antibiotics, they are cared for in isolation and are tested to be free from antibiotic residue before returning to the herd.

Simply put, organic food produced through organic farming minimizes the risk of exposing children to harmful chemicals that may affect their health and intelligence. Without foreign chemicals negatively interacting with its pure nutrients, organic food has greater nutritional value. It has more antioxidants that help boost children’s immune system, higher Omega 3 that supports heart and brain development, and more mineral content like zinc and iron.

With the knowledge that food may be exposed to toxin residue, it is important to make an informed choice about your children’s nutrition. Ensure the good health of your family and give your children a good start by choosing organic.