Food manufacturing giant, Nestle Ghana has organised a forum to interact and dialogue with its consumers on healthy living, good eating habits, exercise and the importance of dairy products.
Nestle engaged about 150 consumers on the value of their products while taking consumer feedback.
Nestle Ghana has been in operation for 63 years.
The company is a household name popular with quality food products like Cerelac, Ideal Milk among others.
The Nestle Consumer Forum has been an annual tradition which has been running for about 10 years now.
It targets different associations and people of diverse age groups.
Today’s forum in Kumasi engaged consumers on healthy living, good eating habits, exercise and the importance of dairy products.
Mark Okyere Mensah is Nestle Professional Manager.
“The Nestle Consumer is where we interact with our consumers. We appreciate you consumers because you have kept our brand strong. We would not have clocked 63 years without your constant purchasing. Nestle produces quality products like Nan, Lactogen, Milo, Maggi among others. Nestle has fortified nutrients like Iron and Diary with helps in good metabolism. This event is to let you know the benefits of iron and diary in our health and wellness,” he said
A chef was on hand to demonstrate how to cook with Nestle products.
Participants were also treated to an aerobic session.
A nutritionist with the University of Ghana Legon, who spoke with participants, recommended the consumption of iron-rich products from Nestle to reduce iron deficiency.
Obed Acquah Harrison noted that Nestle products fortified with 80 percent iron is a perfect solution to nutritional challenges.
“The processed milk products Nestle produces are fortified with iron, zinc among others. It helps with brain development of children especially. Without these essential nutrients, the child’s growth is stunted. Pregnant women have to take in more iron to prevent being anaemic. We all have to be cautious with the storage of milk. Milk should not be stored in warm places. Micro-organisms can find its way if milk is not stored in a freezer. It can be harmful when consumed,” he advised.
Marketing Services Manager for Nestle, Samantha Wuta-Ofei was in-charge of the forum.
In attendance were members of the Christ Apostolic Mothers Union, Anglican Mothers Union and the Beauticians and Hairdressers Association.
Nestle Ghana Limited is sponsor of Nestle Nutrition line a weekday consumer education radio programme on JOY and ADOM FM.
It provides basic nutritional information to develop sound nutrition knowledge.