|Nestle Zim unveils new cereal product|
|Friday, 10 August 2012 00:00|
manager Mr Kumbirayi Katsande said the product was motivated by the need to contribute to meeting of Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 in Zimbabwe.
In line with Nestle’s nutrition, health and wellness platform, Nestle Mom contains prebio, folic acid, vitamins and minerals.
Mr Katsande said optimal supply of vitamins and minerals in the diet during pregnancy goes beyond ensuring healthy growth of babies.
Applying global estimates, nearly 12 000 child deaths may be attributed to maternal and child under malnutrition in Zimbabwe.
According to the Zimbabwe National Health Survey conducted in 2010, pregnant and breastfeeding women have increased nutrients requirements such as energy, carbohydrates, protein, fibre, folic acid, iodine, iron and vitamins.
For instance, it has been scientifically proven that iron or folate is critical during pregnancy while Vitamin A supplements are needed most within eight months of delivering a baby.