Mondelez International Malaysia Honors Women

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Mondelēz International (Malaysia) the nation’s Favorite Snacking Company and global snacking power house celebrates women in conjunction with International Women’s Day, hosting various activities to educate and promote a healthy balanced diet for women.

As a Company that aims to empower people to snack right, this vision translates to its winning growth culture. All around the world, the people of Mondelez International are passionate about providing the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. Empowering its people to accomplish this begins inside, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. The diversity must be more than just about gender. It’s about respect and the appreciation of diversity of culture, experience, and ideas.

Mondelez International Malaysia Honors Women

The truth is, our daily eating habits doesn’t only affect our weight, but can also affect our work productivity, fitness level, energy, focus, appearance and invites many other unforeseen health problems.

Raja Zalina Raja Safran, Head of Corporate & Government Affairs, Mondelez International Malaysia & Singapore
Raja Zalina Raja Safran, Head of Corporate & Government Affairs, Mondelez International Malaysia & Singapore

In the spirit of celebrating women and supporting their wellbeing, Mondelez International Malaysia organized an educational session with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their headquarters at Bandar Utama. The session, called Health Eating Responsibilities (HER), is MOH’s recently introduced initiative and overall nutrition advocacy for women which covers topics around healthy eating and its benefits to guide women towards a healthier, nutritious life with Mondelez Malaysia being the first company in the country to organize this talk.

Pn Nurul Zaiza, Senior Assistant Director of Nutrition Division in Ministry of Health
Pn Nurul Zaiza, Senior Assistant Director of Nutrition Division in Ministry of Health

The talk was conducted by Pn Nurul Zaiza, Senior Assistant Director of Nutrition Division in Ministry of Health. According to her, Malaysian women need to be more aware about nutrition and plan for their pregnancy. Planning for pregnancy means getting your body ready with the correct nutrients 3-12 months before trying to conceive. Failing to do so will result in infant deaths or low birth weight babies. This in turn will lead to retarded growth of children, followed by adolescent girl with poor health and malnourished mother. This is a cycle and hence, the awareness need to start with the mother.

For starters, women need to consume nutrient-rich food that can replenish micro-nutrients in our body. Some of the essential micro-nutrients include iron, calcium, iodine and folate.

Top 5 Iron-Rich Food

  1. Shellfish (clams, oysters, and mussels)
  2. Spinach
  3. Liver
  4. Legumes
  5. Red meat

Top 5 Calcium-rich Food

  1. Seeds (poppy, sesame, celery and chia seeds)
  2. Cheese
  3. Yoghurt
  4. Sardines and Canned Salmon
  5. Beans and Lentils (winged beans and white beans)

Top 5 Iodine-rich Food

  1. Seaweed
  2. Cod
  3. Milk and cheese
  4. Eggs
  5. Shrimp

The key takeaway from HER Initiatives talk is that women have to take charge of their health to be a better person and to produce better future generation.

Sample of Pinggan Sihat Malaysia (Malaysian Healthy Plate) concept
Sample of Pinggan Sihat Malaysia (Malaysian Healthy Plate) concept

8 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Women

  1. Know your health status (BMI, Hemoglobin level, blood pressure level, blood sugar level)
  2. Practise #sukusukuseparuh Pinggan Sihat Malaysia (Malaysian Healthy Plate) concept with the help of MyNutriDiari 2 app
  3. Try to achieve optimum weight for your height
  4. Plan your pregnancy
  5. Stop smoking
  6. Do physical activity everyday
  7. Manage your stress
  8. Share knowledge and give support on healthy eating among family and friends
James Kane, Managing Director of Mondelez Malaysia handing out a token of appreciation to Pn Nurul Zaiza
James Kane, Managing Director of Mondelez Malaysia handing out a token of appreciation to Pn Nurul Zaiza

Last but not least, women need to take care of themselves first by starting with eating a balanced, moderate and variety of nutrient-rich food everyday to be healthy. By being healthy, women can be more confident, look after their loved one better and at the same time can be more productive at the workplace.

Snacks by Mondelez International
Snacks by Mondelez International

Thank you to Mondelez International for this insightful session and creating the small bites that Malaysians love. These small bites had a big meaning – connecting, treating and nourishing lives in communities and cultures all around the world. From indulgent treats to mindful morsels, and from family time to “me” time, everyone in Mondelez helped make these moments matter more.

After the talk, we got a free health check, courtesy of Kelana Jaya Medical Centre 🙂

Free blood test thanks to Kelana Jaya Medical Centre
Free blood test thanks to Kelana Jaya Medical Centre
 
Testing my blood glucose level
Testing my blood glucose level

For more information on Mondelez International’s global initiatives, visit https://www.facebook.com/mondelezinternational.

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