KoKo Krunch – The Healthier Choice Cereal


 photo koko-1a_zps7c93b0dd.jpgWe were very honoured to be invited for the Hands-On Cooking Class with Nestle KoKo Krunch, the Healthier Choice Cereal on Saturday, 22nd March 2014.

Just like every other media invites we had, I will always ask my boys if THEY are interested. I would not want to bring them to a place whereby I will keep hearing “Mummy, I’m bored.” or “Mummy, when is this going to end, I want to go home.” constantly. As much as I would love to go to all Media Invites, the decision maker is still my children. They are happy, I am happier.

When they know that its an event which they get to COOK and EAT, they screamed “YES!!!!”
Though the event was held at a time which made them get out of bed earlier than usual Saturdays, they did NOT drag their sleepy head out of their bed.
*thumbs up*

The Healthier Choice Symbol (HCS) can now be seen on all NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® boxes as they introduce their new brand ambassador, Violet Fenying, the popular MediaCorp Love 97.2FM producer-presenter.

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With the HCS being awarded by Health Promotion Board (HPB), I, the parent of the fans of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® (aka my boys), feel happier when they choose to snack on this compared to potato chips.
Products carrying the HCS, like NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH®, are lower in total fat, saturated fat, sodium and sugar. Some are also higher in dietary fibre and calcium compared to similar products within the same food category.

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Though my kids eat NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® as a snack most of the time, it is also one of their favourite food to start their day. While we sleep, our stomach is like fasting, thus it is important to ‘Break that Fast’, so as to refuel the body and brain with something that is healthy.

NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® is made with the goodness of whole grain. That means it uses the whole portion of any grain, the Bran (Shell) + Germ + Endosperm.
The Bran contains fibre, B vitamin and iron. The Germ contains B vitamins and iron. The Endosperm provides energy, contains carbohydrates and some B vitamins.
Being high in fibre, whole grains give the feeling of fullness, keep hunger at bay for a longer time and aids digestion.
1 Bowl of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® which is made with Whole Grain is equivalent to the amount of:-

  • fibre in 2 slices of white bread
  • iron in 2 plates of spinach
  • protein in an egg.

It was so smart for the organiser to set out a table full of nutritious choices for all the guests to feast on before the event started. Binbin loved the fruits, berries and nuts so much that he took a few rounds: Before the event started, during the event and even after the event! *giggle*

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Chef Nicole was present that day to teach us how to make Crispy Grilled Cheese with NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® Sandwiches and healthy Chicken Nuggest in crusted NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH®.

Growing up in a family of great cooks, Nicole went from making soggy butter prawns at 5 to making Ayam Buah Keluak Ravioli that won her the “Best Taste Award” at the 2008 Singapore Chef Awards. Chef Nicole was trained professionally at the At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy and has been featured in numerous magazines and also appeared in a few tv shows.

It was super fun for my boys as they need to crush the NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH®, thus there were lots of hammering going on! For the first time, I allow them to bang Bang and BANG! *laugh*

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View more photos of the event in the slideshow below:

Once again, I want to thank NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® for inviting us to this fun-filled and yummy event.

Find out more about the goodness of NESTLÉ KOKO KRUNCH® at http://www.nestle.com.sg/

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Updates : My Child on Atropine after 4 months


Today marks the second assessment visit to SNEC, Singapore National Eye Centre,  AFTER Kitkit started on Atropine Eyedrops last year November.
I totally forgot that this day falls on the March 1-week school holidays!
*slap forehead*
The duration of the wait was as long as our first visit to SNEC, which also happens to fall on school holiday period – 2 hours!

At the end of the visit, when the staff was searching for an empty slot in the eye doctor’s super-packed schedule in September 2014, my first reaction was: “Does THAT date fall on the September 1-week school holidays? If yes, please change it to a school day for us please.”

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Kitkit was able to get most of the numbers and alphabets correct during the preliminary test today.
The only alphabets which he kept saying wrongly were ‘D’ (he saw it as ‘O’) and ‘R’ (he thought it was ‘B’).
Other than these two, the rest had a perfect score.
Finally, I am seeing some results from the Atropine Eyedrops.

I remembered doubting the accuracy of Kitkit’s eye condition during the 1st assessment visit in January 2014, because he was playing games on the mobile phone while waiting for his turn and the result of the eye test was worrying. So today, I forbid him to use electronic devices at all from the time he woke up, in case it affects his eye test again.
Kids are seldom good at playing the waiting game, so mummy, aka me,  had to entertain him.
The only game which came to my mind was ‘I Spot Something, Can You Find It?’
Sound pretty lame?
Whatever, so long as it can stop him from chanting: “How much longer do we have to wait………?!!!”

After 1 hour and 50mins, it was our turn to see the eye doctor AT LAST!!!
Yet, we merely spent less than 3 minutes inside her consultation room.
She confirmed once again that Kitkit’s pupils are dilated, but the amount of dilation was not too much and was considered acceptable.
She also informed us that during the next visit, Kitkit will need to do the 3-eye-drop-test again, the one which made him cry previously.
Though Kitkit frowned the moment he heard those words, he was not as fearful as before, since he is so used to having eye-drops every night now.

The only upsetting part for him was the arrangement of the next visit.
The eye doctor is only available on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon.
Since he needs to go to school in the morning, his only choice was Friday afternoon.
However, as I had mentioned in previous post, after the 3-eye-drop-test, he needs to stay indoors as much as possible to prevent sun rays from entering his eyes for 3 days.

 photo SNEC1_zps98850b69.jpgHis weekly soccer training is on Sunday mornings now because we had changed his soccer club. From Friday to Sunday, it is not a full 3 days. Therefore he was upset that he had to skip the soccer training on THAT Sunday.

With mixed feelings we left SNEC at 5.15pm.
Why mixed?
Sad that Kitkit had to miss his favourite soccer practice on one of the Sundays in September.
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