By Our Reporter
Fresh Dairy in conjunction with Mama Tendo hosted over 200 women at a breakfast meeting themed “motherhood and the modern mum” held at Sheraton Kampala Hotel last week. The event which was organized in commemoration of International Women’s Day mainly attracted women from the corporate sphere in Uganda.
Women received knowledge, motherhood and life skills from speakers including Catherine Ruhweza Founder Mama Tendo Foundation, Dr. Miria Matembe, Caroline Muchobia a Nutritionist from Fresh Dairy Uganda and Dr. Ruth Senyonyi Uganda’s first professional counselor; on how to balance today’s modern work, life and family.
Speaking during the event, Vincent Omoth Marketing Manager Fresh Dairy Uganda, thanked the women for attending in large numbers. He explained that Fresh Dairy will be giving tips on health and nutrition that will benefit all working mothers on all its social media platforms using hash tag #FreshDairymums.
“At Fresh Dairy Uganda, we believe that while modern mothers are busy trying to find a balance between their work, life and families, they should always look out for the health and nutritional benefits in the dairy products that their respective families consume. To this end, Fresh Dairy Uganda has partnered with Mama Tendo Foundation to reach out to as many modern mothers as possible regarding the health and nutritional benefits of taking milk products,” he said.
Caroline Muchobia, Nutritionist Fresh Dairy Uganda said, “The health benefits of taking Fresh Dairy products include increased bone strength, smoother skin, stronger immune system, prevention of illnesses such as hypertension, dental decay, dehydration, respiratory problems, obesity, osteoporosis and even some forms of cancer. The beneficial health nutrients obtained from taking Fresh Dairy products that in turn aid in the prevention of a number of chronic ailments include Calcium which is important for children and stronger teeth, Vitamin D, Protein, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin B 12 and Zinc among others.”
Catherine Ruhweza, Executive Director Mama Tendo Foundation said, “Mama Tendo Foundation is a faith based charity that focuses on family, child upbringing and maternal health. The organization is involved in a number of maternal and child survival projects and has partnered with Fresh Dairy to reach out to empower modern mothers on balancing work, life and family.
Dr. Ruth Senyonyi during her lecture emphasized that parents are the most important influences in their children’s lives. She encouraged mothers to protect their children from the rapidly changing world that has been challenged by technology.
Dr. Miria Matembe urged women to visualize motherhood from God’s perspective and encouraged mothers to take their role seriously.
Nyambura is a senior journalist based in Kampala
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