WMD 2018: FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Nutrition Society Calls for Dairy Nutrition
FrieslandCampina WAMCO, in partnership with the Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN), is spearheading an awareness campaign for dairy nutrition in celebration of this year’s World Milk Day on June 1, themed- ‘Raise a Glass.’
In a statement made to the press yesterday in Lagos, the Managing Director, Mr. Ben Langat said, “The acknowledgement of the importance of milk in the global food system by WHO and FAO connects with FrieslandCampina WAMCO’s conviction that dairy plays an important role in supplying essential nutrients for daily wellbeing for all stages of life.”
He further emphasized that the company’s mission statement of ‘nourishing Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition’ finds expression in how FrieslandCampina WAMCO is helping to combat non-communicable diseases that are linked to inadequate nutrition and strengthen food security by making milk, one of nature’s most comprehensive nutritional sources, more accessible to Nigerians.
“We know that solutions to the challenges that surround nutrition, like micronutrient deficiencies, lie in building strong collaborations with key stakeholders and partners. Therefore, to celebrate the World Milk Day this year, we are partnering with the NSN and frontliners in healthcare in Nigeria to drive advocacy to raise the nutritional status of Nigerians through education on the combined benefits of nutrition and daily exercise” said Langat.
He also assured that the company will continue to enhance the local milk value chain and promote its ‘Grass to Glass’ philosophy through its Dairy Development Programme (DDP).
“So far, the DDP has supported over 3,500 local dairy farmers (including women) to expand their investment opportunities as the milk collected from the dairy farmers is used in the local manufacturing of Peak evaporated milk” Langat said. ‘Raise a Glass’ and celebrate the goodness of dairy this World Milk Day.