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WAMCO Unveils Nigeria’s First Growing Up Milk

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Posted: Jun 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chioma Umeha
Lagos-As part of its effort to ensure highly nutritional dairy product for the wellbeing of Nigerians, makers of Peak milk, FrieslandCampina WAMCO has unveiled first ever growing up milk ‘Peak 456’.
Addressing journalists in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday, the Managing Director of FrieslandCampina, Tarang Gupta said that peak 456 is one of the initiatives of the company in line with its mission to nourish Nigerians with quality dairy nutrition.
He stated that “the children are the future of the country and we need to fuel their growth with optimum nutrition. Peak 456 growing up milk is specially formulated for children age 4 to 6 years with key nutrients crucial for brain development while ensuring their nutritional need for growth are adequately met.
“Peak 456 is fortified with Docosohexaenoic Acid, DHA, which is an omega 3 fatty acid and its a major structural fat found in the brain and retina of the eyes. DHA influences the child’s developmental milestone such as motor skills, speech, learning, thinking and visual development. Peak 456 also provides essential vitamins, minerals, protein and carbohydrate to meet the nutritional requirement of those vital years after a child’s third birthday.”
President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Prof. Ngozi Nnam while unveiling the product said the years from age 4 to 6 is termed as early childhood and this is a period of rapid skeletal and muscular development as well as continuing brain growth.
She said studies have revealed that 90 per cent of brain growth occurs during the first five years of life, adding that it is a crucial period when adequate nutrition is highly needed.
Prof. Nnam pointed out that research shows that under nutrition early in life can lead to physical and brain impairment in a child resulting to reduced capacity to learn, poorer performance in school and a lifetime of lost earning potential.