Expo Mom Goes To The North - The Motherhood Journey Comes To Trinoma

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey kicked off its flagship event for the year at the
Glorietta Activity Center last April then going all over the Philippines to connect with
fellow Filipino moms in Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and CDO.

Expo Mom spent a weekend in Cebu on June 18, then Bacolod on June 25. After, they head back to the Metro and stop over in Alabang on July 2. Next stop, will be in the NORTH! Mommy Mundo visits TriNoma with EXPO MOM NORTH on July 16-17, 2016, Saturday to Sunday at the TriNoma Activity Center, from 10am to 10pm.

Visit the gathering of active moms and dads, booths showcasing the latest
products and services for parenting, and listen in on talks and workshops onstage. Most important of all, meet and connect with fellow moms and celebrate the motherhood journey.

Expo Mom: The Motherhood Journey is co-presented by Caltrate Plus, and Belo Baby
and supported by Working Mom Magazine, TriNoma as its venue partner and Creative Juice Communications as logistics partner.

Expo Mom, running since 2008, is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, an
organization dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering moms with useful,
relevant, and up-to date information and support.

For more information, visit www.mommymundo.com/expomom

New Chicken Fillet Italiana - McDonald’s Launches AlDub’s New Favorite Meal

McDonald’s serves a taste of Italy with the new Chicken Fillet Italiana.

Enjoy every bite of McDonald’s signature chicken fillet, topped with meaty tomato sauce and melty cheese. This will surely make you say, delizioso!

The new Chicken Fillet Italiana is the latest favorite meal of hit love team, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, popularly known as AlDub! In their latest TV commercial, AlDub celebrates their first year anniversary as a love team enjoying the new Chicken Fillet Italiana. Check out the TV commercial via http://tinyurl.com/je4hwk9.

Savor the new Chicken Fillet Italiana with a regular drink for only P69. Available from 10:30 A.M. onwards, get this with friends or family at any McDonald’s store nationwide or via McDelivery (86-2-36, mcdelivery.com.ph or via mobile app). 

Share your photos enjoying Chicken Fillet Italiana on facebook.com/mcdo.ph or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram.

Ollie & Co. Baby Fest SALE - Up to 70% OFF Baby Products And Toys

Find the best deals and savings up to 70% off on Chicco, Fisher-Price, VTech, Mega Bloks, Bright Starts, Big&Small, Thomas & Friends and more on July 8 - 10 at Shangri-La Plaza, Grand Atrium, Main Wing.

Exciting prizes and giveaways await all shoppers at this 3-day big event for the whole family! Your kids will definitely have a blast too, as they meet and greet the popular characters from Shopkins and Thomas & Friends!

Share this great news to your family and friends and bring them along for a fun shopping experience!

VYLH-Philippines Launching #FolicAcidPH, The 1st National Social Media day for Folic acid Awareness

This July 18, Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health (VYLH) – Philippines, a national collaboration of youth leaders of youth organizations in universities and communities in the Philippines, will be launching the first National Social Media day for Folic Acid Awareness, #FolicAcidPH. The social media activity aims to increase public awareness on the vitamin, its sources, and its role for good health and the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs).

Studies have shown that the intake of folic acid or vitamin B9 through supplementation and food fortification can significantly reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) or problems on the development of the baby’s brain and spine. NTDs comprise one of the most common group of serious birth defects and these may result in immediate infant death, deformity or disability. Although there are efforts directed towards increasing awareness, knowledge and consumption of folic acid, the full potential of folic acid to reduce the risk of NTDs has not yet realized in most countries, including the Philippines.

In the Philippines, awareness on the significance of folic acid supplementation among Filipino women in reproductive age is presumed to be low. Furthermore, folate deficiency has been determined to exist. According to the 7th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute-DOST, 1 in every 5 pinays is folate deficient. Hence, there is a need for increasing public awareness on this matter, especially in the absence of a legislation on folic acid fortification, supplementation and public education.

In order to promote public awareness, #FolicAcidPH will utilize Facebook, Twitter and Thunderclap as its major online platforms. Suggested tweets, status messages and infographics will also be provided by the youth network. Aside from these, interested youth groups, government agencies, and non-government organizations are invited to join the cause and become a partner of the social media campaign.

Aside from the social media campaign, VYLH-Philippines will also be celebrating its 7th Founding Anniversary on the same day. It was on the night of July 18, 2009 when its pioneer batch composed of 78 volunteer youth leaders accepted the challenge of promoting folic acid awareness as one of the flagship health advocacies of the network.

For more details about #FolicAcidPH, please visit bit.ly/folicacidph or the official campaign Facebook page (fb.com/folicacidph).

Medicard Introduces FoodPrint - Food Intolerance Testing

If you are feeling bloated, dizzy or if you suffer from headaches after eating certain types of food, you might want to have yourself checked for food intolerance. Your body may be “secretly” reacting to the food you have just eaten. It is also possible that some of the recurring health issues you have been experiencing are caused by certain food that your body cannot tolerate.  

According to Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, a leading health maintenance organization, “food intolerance, unlike food allergy, manifests symptoms gradually, usually 72 hours to a few days after eating the offending food. It may cause different inflammatory symptoms which may affect different organs of the body and manifests as weight gain, bloating, migraine, body aches and pains including joint pains, PMS, depression etc. These can also become worse over time and may lead to more serious health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and the likes, if ignored.” Due to food intolerance’ delayed onset to manifest in the body, it is difficult to trace the root cause which is often just the food you are intolerant to.

MediCard has recently introduced FoodPrint, the most advanced and comprehensive food intolerance testing, to its members. This food intolerance test from the UK helps identify the food groups that trigger health problems. It involves exposing your body to 220 food items then taking a pin-prick sample of your blood for analysis. The test is a preventive measure and lifestyle modification tool. Knowing what food your body cannot tolerate can help you get rid of the symptoms and prevents the development of other diseases, like cancer and diabetes.

Food intolerance is a detrimental reaction of the body after ingesting certain food and beverages, which usually triggers a mild inflammatory reaction of the gut and digestive problems, like diarrhea and constipation. Its other symptoms include migraines, moodiness, and tiredness at certain times of the day, and difficulty losing weight.

MediCard offers a discounted rate for the Food Intolerance Test—PHP 11,400 for MediCard members and PHP 12,000 for non-members until July 31, 2016 only. After the test, you will be given a personalized food report and dietary guidebook.

The innovative service is offered at the MediCard Lifestyle Center, a first-of-its-kind wellness center in Makati, and at the MediCard clinics in Centris, EDSA and Alabang. To avail of the service, call the MediCard Lifestyle Center at (02) 894-5720 or 878-5101, MediCard Centris, EDSA at (02) 920-5164 or 775-4629, and MediCard Alabang at (02) 850-3209 or 807-9219.

For more information about food intolerance testing, visit www.medicardphils.com and the MediCard Philippines Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MEDICard.Philippines.