Saturday, October 25, 2014

United for Healthier Kids Advocacy Launched



Campaign launched to address malnutrition among Filipino children
 launched by Nestlé, FNRI, ABS-CBN, and Facebook



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About thirty percent of Filipino children are undernourished and this has not significantly improved in the past 10 years, according to the 2013 National Nutrition Survey. It has also been established that consistent under-nutrition can lead to stunting.  Stunting has been linked to health issues in adulthood such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and even obesity. 



Nestlé Philippines, in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) of the Department of Science and Technology, ABS-CBN, and Facebook, has launched a movement called United for Healthier Kids (U4HK) to help address the serious problem of child malnutrition in the country. 

U4HK seeks to draw together various sectors of society to work with parents in increasing awareness about the prevalence of child malnutrition, as well as promoting proper diet for children.  The spotlight will be on children with ages 4 to 12 years old.  

“U4HK delivers upon Nestlé’s roadmap for enhancing the quality of children’s lives through healthier food and beverages, and information and services that will help parents ensure the healthy growth and development of their children,” Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO John Miller said.  

“We stress that no one entity can do this alone. As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.’ We are one with our partners, FNRI, ABS-CBN, and Facebook and we thank them for making this advocacy a reality,” Nestlé Philippines Director of Communications Sandra Puno said. 

To know more about U4HK and how you can help the cause, please visit www.facebook.com/u4hkPH. 

 

Padova, Italy: Where the sweetness began




In between Venice and Verona lies the oldest city in Northern Italy – Padova. It is surrounded by the picturesque views of Brenta River, the Ventian Plain, and Euganaean Hills. Tucked in these great sceneries are arcaded streets leading to large communal plazas. 

Through the years, Padova was able to preserve its romantic ambience with architectural landmarks like the Scrovegni Chapel that houses remarkable frescoes, and the Basilica di Sant’Antonio de Padova that is splendidly decorated with carved marbles, sculptural works, and gothic details. 


Padova also shelters Donatello’s equestrian statue of General Gattamelata and the Prato della Valle, which is considered one of the biggest elliptical squares in Europe. A line of 78 statues surrounding a wide garden is another sight to behold. With citizens and tourists strolling around the plazas day and night, one can notice the tranquil lifestyle in Padova.

Amongst the crowded areas, a small, idyllic town nestles in the heart of Padova, Italy called Villa del Conte. It is where ancient legacies dwell, and soon became the home of world-class artisanal chocolates. 

The making of the finest cioccolato in Villa del Conte began in the hands of Nazzareno Cattapan. Eventually, his exceptional recipe was passed on to the following generations. Preserving this legacy today is the third-generation chocolate connoisseur Enrico Nazzareno. 

For 81 years, Villa del Conte has been making exceptional chocolates especially made by their artisans. Using only handpicked cacao beans shaped to perfection, one can easily notice and taste the masterpiece of authentic Italian tradition.

In addition to being a city of fine arts, religion, architecture, and academe, Padova has truly made its mark in the history as the place where premium chocolates are made from. This is where the sweetness started. For decades now, Villa del Conte chocolates have been delighting the hearts of many people in and out of Italy.  


Take home a sweet piece of Padova in a box of fine chocolates. Visit Villa Del Conte stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Alabang Town Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, or  Resorts World Manila. For bulk orders of Villa del Conte chocolates, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. To know more about Villa del Conte, go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/. For updates, follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.

Introducing Spotify Family: now the whole band can play




Are you currently sharing your Spotify account with the entire family? Want to keep your 60’s soul classics playlist separate from your kids’ Frozen soundtrack and save money in the process?

Well, great news! With Spotify Family you can now invite up to four family members and share one billing account while keeping your listening history, recommendations and playlists completely separate.

·         Your account. Your music. With Spotify Family, everyone gets their very own account. Enjoy separate playlists and recommendations and play your music whenever you like.
·         Premium for everyone. Everyone on the plan gets the full Spotify Premium experience. Listen offline. Play any song, anytime, on any device. No restrictions. No ads.

·         The more the merrier. Having a family can be expensive. But music doesn’t have to be. With Spotify Family, you can add up to four family members to your account, and each additional user gets 50% off Spotify Premium. That means a family of five pays only PHP389.00 per month. All in one simple payment.

·         No tantrums. No more fighting over what to listen to, and no more interruptions when someone else logs in and starts playing.

“This is one of the most asked for features from our audience,” says Ken Parks, Chief Content Officer at Spotify. “With the recent announcement, we’re making it easier than ever for the whole family to experience Spotify Premium on their phones, at home and on the go.”

 
Spotify Family will roll out globally over the upcoming weeks. To learn more about this great new deal, click here.