Nigeria’s leading dairy brand, Hollandia, has held its second edition of the Hollandia Dairy Day celebration in Lagos.
The annual event is a major platform and reference for the promotion of national discourse around dairy consumption.
Also, it emphasises the health benefits of milk to consumers of all ages.
This year’s event was graced by participants across health, nutrition and food blogging.
Basically, they shared insights on the benefits of dairy consumption as well as exciting dairy recipes.
Dairy Nourishment And Healthy Living
This year’s event theme, “Dairy Nourishment to Support Healthy Living”, expands last year’s focus
It by emphasises the health benefits of dairy products and the importance of including them in daily meals.
At the event, the Managing Director of CHI Limited, Mr. Eelco Weber, stated that for the second year in a row, Hollandia is at the forefront of driving national conversations that highlight the health benefits of dairy consumption in our everyday meals.
“This year’s theme “Dairy Nourishment to Support Healthy Living” presents a unique opportunity to challenge stereotypes, reshape our understanding, and prioritize positive attitudes around dairy consumption,” he said.
One of the Guest Speakers and resident doctor at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Dr. Obatomi Alalade, drew the link between dairy consumption and improved cognitive functions.
“For example, the presence of Calcium and Vitamin D in milk supports the healthy cognitive functions in human,” he stated, while delivering a presentation entitled: “Dairy Products and Cognitive function”.
Resolving Burden Of Malnutrition
Also, another speaker, the Chief Dietitian at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Patience Madubuko, highlighted that there is a decline in dairy consumption in Nigeria.
In her presentation entitled: “The Role of Dairy in Addressing the Burden of Malnutrition”; she said “dairy consumption is critical for helping to resolve the burden of malnutrition in Nigeria”.
“It contains essential nutritional components that spur the growth and development of the body when consumed daily,” she added.
The Hollandia Dairy Day Celebration is a public interest initiative. It exists to highlight the importance of dairy in everyday nutrition and healthy living in Nigeria.
Hollandia is a product of CHI Limited, a company set up with the vision of local production of food products to meet the needs of Nigerian consumers.
Also, CHI Limited is the pioneer innovation across the value chain of Fruit Juices. Other products in its chain are dairy beverages, and snacks products in Nigeria.
Through this objective, the company has established itself as a lead campaigner for quality, healthy, and nourishing home-grown brands whilst driving local economic development and growth.
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