The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) presented its latest product, Momsie, last July 26, 2014 during the 2014 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex.
Developed through a partnership between FNRI and the World Food Programs, Momsie is a ready-to-use complementary food for children from 6 months to 3 years old. It is high in energy and protein and has a rich nutty chocolate flavour. Its ingredients are locally available raw materials like mongo, soybeans, peanuts, and among others, which were roasted, dried, and ground.
It has a 12-month shelf life and is estimated to cost P10 per sachet of 25g and P100 per PET bottle of 300g.
“Now that the development of Momsie is finished, we are now promoting it to gain producers of complementary foods. We are positive that this will translate to an improvement among our targeted consumers,” said FNRI Director Dr. Mario V. Capanzana.
“One of our projects is to develop foods for pregnant women. Proper food intake should start from pregnant women, and this is our next step in support of the 1,000 days of life. Our approach is not 3 years and above but it’s the first 1,000 days of the child while in the womb plus the child’s first two years,” Dr. Capanzana added.
For inquiries about Momsie, call FNRI at 837-2934 or 839-1839. (S&T Media Service)
Momsie, FNRI’s newest ready-to-use complementary food for kids 6 months to 3 years old.