Give Your Child the Gift of Good Nutrition

Help your child get so much more in life by providing them with well-rounded nutrition! So how do you know if the formula milk you pick is nutritious enough for your child?

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Discover DUGRO

Every serving of Dugro contains comprehensive nutrients

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Kick-start your child's health -

Get these STAR nutrients

Holistic nutrition contributes to a happy and healthy child. Get to know what is in the formula milk.
The following are a few key ingredients that are essential for your child's development

 

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Prebiotics

Promotes the growth of good Bifidus bacteria to support healthy digestion. Aids in rebalancing microflora in the gut.1

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Docasahexaenoic Acid (DHA)

Building blocks for your child's brain and eye function. It may also have long lasting impact on their learning and behavior.2

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Omega 3
(Alpha-Linolenic Acid)

Precursor of DHA.3

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Iron

Boosts their red blood cell production. Watch out for low iron levels! Your child may feel tired, and not concentrate well with a shorter attention span.4

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Calcium

Build up their bones, nerve and muscle function.5

 

Table 1: Recommended Dietry Allowance -

Toddler (1 - 3 years old)6-9

DHA (mg) Omega 3 (g) Iron (mg) Calcium (mg)
45 0.7 7 500
A child at this age should be taking a balanced diet supplemented with formula milk to achieve the Recommended Dietry Allownace

 

Table 2: How Stage 3 formula of popular

milk brands deliver in key nutrients

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The Smart Choice

With the high cost burden of raising children in Singapore, there is a role for more affordable milk, especially among those who are more financially savvy. Danone Dumex offers a range of optimal nutrition at various price points to cater to different needs of Singapore mothers and children.

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Government Move to Affordable Milk Brands

All formula milk brands sold in Singapore undergo rigorous Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) food safety surveillance to ensure that products meet food safety standards and requirements.10 These checks include:

1. Nutrition composition tests10 – to ensure adequate nutritional value

2. Documentary checks10 – to verify the accuracy of item declarations

3. Physical checks10 – to check for signs of damage and compliance to labelling and nutrition requirements

4. Sample testing10 – to test for hygiene, chemical contaminants (Eg. drug residues) and microbial pathogens (Eg. salmonella)

Our government and health authorities have reminded Singaporeans that all formula milk are able to provide the nutrients your children need to grow strong and healthy. Find out more HERE.11

 

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Meeting Nutritional Needs

During the process of introducing solids, your child might take a while to accept the different foods being introduced and milk should still be a staple part of his diet.12 Formula milk complements your child's solid food diet to help achieve the Singapore Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). Dugro is formulated in accordance to the RDA to provide your child with comprehensive nutrition at each stage.

 

Committed to you and your child

As part of Danone's mission to bring health through food to as many people as possible, Dugro has been providing high quality formula milk for your child's development at an affordable price for all families. Through the years, our commitment to stand by all mums and their child has never changed and our credibility in the market is a testament of our quality assurance and resolute, further affirming our promise to you.

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Dugro provides 360° nutrition, a system of essential vitamins and minerals because your child simply deserves the very best in life!

 
 
 
References:
1 Prebiotics for children and babies. Bimuno Website.
https://www.bimuno.com/probiotics-prebiotics/children-babies. Accessed July 22, 2018.

2 Kuratko, CN, Barrett, EC, Nelson, EB, Norman Jr, S. The Relationship of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) with Learning and Behavior in Healthy Children: A Review Nutrients. 2013 Jul; 5(7): 2777–2810. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3738999/

3 Alpha-Linolenic acid supplementation and conversion to n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in humans. NCBI. 2009 Feb-Mar;80(2-3):85-91. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2009.01.004. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19269799. Accessed July 31, 2018.

4 Iron needs of babies and children. Paediatric Child Health. 2007 Apr; 12(4): 333–334.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2528681/

5 Calcium. Kids Health Website.
https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/calcium.html Accessed June 10, 2018.

6 Recommended Daily Allowances Chart. Health Supplements Nutritional Guide Website.
http://www.healthsupplementsnutritionalguide.com/recommended-daily-allowances/ Accessed June 10, 2018.

7 Recommended Dietary Allowances. Health hub website.
https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/192/recommended_dietary_allowances Accessed June 13, 2018.

8 Jacobsen, A. DHA For Kids: The Complete Guide For Parents.
http://www.maryannjacobsen.com/2015/04/kids-and-dha-complete-guide-for-parents/ Accessed June 13, 2018.

9 Omega-3 Fatty Acids. National Institute of Health Website.
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Omega3FattyAcids-HealthProfessional/ Accessed July 24, 2018.

10 Tay, TF. All formula milk tested meets food safety standards: AVA. The Straits Times. December 10, 2017.
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/all-formula-milk-tested-so-far-meet-food-safety-standards-and-requirements-ava. Accessed June 22, 2018.

11 Tay, TF. Government will take steps to ensure affordable infant milk powder options. The Straits Times. May 8, 2017.
https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-government-will-take-steps-to-ensure-affordable-infant-milk-powder-options. Accessed June 1, 2018.

12 Berntzen, JP. Your by-month guide to feeding baby [Infographic]. Smart Parents TF. Smart Parents Website. Feb 27, 2018.
www.smartparents.sg/baby/development-nd-milestones/your-by-month-guide-to-feeding-baby-infographic-9308298. Accessed July 18, 2018.

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