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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Count your calories at Goldilocks Pinggang Pinoy Meals

I have been counting calories before through an app, that was when I tried hard to lose weight.  It paid off eventually coupled with exercise and a right diet. Since then, I have been checking labels when doing my groceries.

Have you heard that Goldilocks has a Calorie Content count printed beside the menu of any Pinggang Pinoy meals? How I wish that everyone would follow suit to educate people up to what calories they're having, for a healthy living.

Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) recently held an event at Dusit Thani Hotel last July 27. The launch was attended by FNRI officials and media.

While eating is a necessity to live, Filipinos have elevated this requirement to an expression of love, affection, and thoughtfulness. Proof of that is our tendency to say, “Kain tayo!” after greeting a friend, or asking “Kumain ka na ba?” as a way of asking how our friends are doing. Unfortunately, there are instances when this love for eating leads to over indulgence and poor dietary decisions.

Being informed about our food intake is one of the many ways we can take care of our health. But in this fast-paced world wherein we hardly have any time to cook and ordering food is a more viable option, it may be harder to stick to a sensible diet.

To address this concern, responsible food establishments and institutions are working hand-in-hand to develop healthier meals that will help Filipinos get the proper nutrition they need, without stopping them from eating what they love.

   FNRI Director-Dr. Mario V. Capanzana and Goldilocks Marketing Director-     Ms. Chery Caluya

In 2015, for instance, Goldilocks launched the Pinggang Pinoy Meals. The meals were created as part of an advocacy partnership with the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). It aims to help provide the right amount of nutrients and calories needed by the average Filipino.

The country’s number one bakeshop has continued this initiative up to the present, and improved upon it with the addition of a Calorie Content count printed beside the menu of Pinggang Pinoy Meals. This will help ensure that consumers are  aware of how much they are consuming, and how close they are to the recommended 2000 calories per day.

The past year’s Pinggang Pinoy favorites Pinakbet and Daing na Bangus set, and the Monggo and Daing na Bangus set, are still available for PhP 130 and PhP 120 pesos, respectively. Joining the Pinggang Pinoy line is the all new Sauteed Veggies and Chicken BBQ set for only PhP 120. Each meal is served with steamed rice, gelatin, and bottled water.

For more information about the Goldilocks and the Pinggang Pinoy Meals, follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook and Twitter.

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