NestlÃ© Nigeria has introduced MILO energy food drink in a ready to drink format to meet the nutrition needs of active children in a convenient packaging.
In a statement obtained by THISDAY, Milo is made from natural products like cocoa, malt, and milk and contains no preservatives.
â€œIt provides essential nutrients such as proteins as well as NestlÃ©â€™s blend of vitamins, ACTIV-GO (vitamins B3, B2, B6, B12, vitamin C, and vitamin D) and minerals including calcium and Iron. A pack of 180 ml MILOÂ® RTD gives children nutritious energy that keeps them performing at their best throughout the day.
According to the Managing Director and CEO of NestlÃ© Nigeria Mr. Mauricio Alarcon, , MILO Ready to Drink combines the great MILO taste and high nutritional value into a format that meets the needs of parents who want to ensure that their children are getting the right nourishment daily.
â€œMilo in the ready to drink format, is now readily available to families across Nigeria,â€ He said: â€œNow parents can include Milo RTD in childrenâ€™s lunch boxes and be reassured that their children have the appropriate, healthy snack time option when out of their homes. The new RTD format is inspired by NestlÃ©â€™s desire to help meet the needs of growing children whilst adhering to NestlÃ©â€™s high-quality standards.â€
John Miller, NestlÃ©â€™s Senior Vice President for Asia, Oceania, and sub-Saharan Africa (AOA) who unveiled MILO Ready to Drink at a ceremony held in Lagos said, â€œInvesting in Nigeriaâ€™s economy forms part of our global business strategy to drive innovation with nutrition based solutions that enable healthier and happier lives.â€
Seun, a young mother of 3 children who was present at the unveiling said: â€œNow, with Milo Ready to Drink, I am relieved to know that I will be giving her the right nutrition for her daily activities especially in school.â€
NestlÃ© Milo has built a rich heritage in Nigeria as the food drink of champions, inspiring early participation in grassroots sports by encouraging sports development for over 19 years. In 2017 alone, 100,000 students from the 36 states of the federation participated in the Milo Basketball Championships. The brand is committed to continue to inspire the youth to participate in sports as it believes that this is a platform for them to learn valuable life lessons such as respect, teamwork, perseverance and resilience for their success, not only on the field but also in other areas of their life.
â€œNestlÃ© pursues its purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future for individuals and families by investing in the development and improvement of the nutritional profile of all its products. The focus on continuous innovation helps to meet and exceed expectations of individuals and families.