Studies have found that undernutrition and unhealthy dietary practices are still prevalent among children in Malaysia. A study published in 2013 – Nutritional status of Malaysian children – studied the nutritional status and dietary intake of children aged between six months and 12 years, found that 4.4% of the 3,542 sample population had a deficiency of iron and Vitamin A.
Low income pre-schoolers (4-7 years old) and school aged children (7-10 years old) were found to have the lowest intakes for most nutrients and the highest percentages that did not meet energy and nutrient recommendations.
Seven Seas to Provide Free Meals for Approximately 6,000 kids from selected schools nationwide will benefit from the #FreeCanteen programme, a first-time collaboration between Seven Seas, a brand under Merck Consumer Health Division in Malaysia and social cause advocate, Syed Azmi Alhabshi.
Through the #FreeCanteen programme, underprivileged kids from selected schools will be provided with one free meal during recess, while also being educated on the value of a nutritious meal and the benefits it can bring to their general health and well-being.
Seven Seas, one of the health supplement brands under Merck – the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world since 1668 – has pledged to contribute RM1 for every unit of Seven Seas Kids products sold between 1 April to 30 June 2016, in support of the #FreeCanteen programme.
With more than 80 years’ experience, Seven Seas understands the nutritional needs of families at different stages of life. Backed by scientific expertise and high standard of excellence, an extensive selection of nutritional supplements has been developed to meet the needs of children and provide them with nutrients for healthy growth. Each product is uniquely formulated to support child development from the inside out.
Check out Seven Seas’ first-ever short web film, in line with the brand’s objectives to alleviate the worries of mothers in raising their children. The video tells the heart-warming story of Sara and her mother, the journey and worries of raising a child, and the power of unconditional love, and also introduces the brand’s hashtag #DontWorryMom.
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