I am sure we as parents, all drank MILO at some point as a child. After all, who can forget the ever-present MILO Van which served as the highlight at every school's cross-country or sports meet? I for one, made it a point to queue and queue and queue again for more refills - it's the fault of those tiny paper cups, I tell you - of ice-cold MILO.
And my love for MILO must have rubbed off Ayd in a humongous way.
He is the biggest fan of MILO on this planet as far as I know. It is the ONLY beverage he drinks with his meals whenever we are out. Kopitiam? It's MILO peng. McDonalds? Change the drink to Ice MILO, thankyouverymuch. Prata shop? MILO peng also. And if there isn't any MILO served at the eatery that we are at, he would rather drink plain water than anything else! Talk about hardcore.
Now, Ayd is even able to whip up a mean MILO drink all by himself... and looking at the amount of MILO powder he dunks into his drink, let's just say that I'm glad I don't open a kopitiam for a living.
But I am happy to let him be because we all know that MILO contains the natural goodness of malt, milk and cocoa. In fact, the nutrient content of MILO has been enhanced to meet evolving demands over the years with its current formulation of ACTIGEN-E, in combination with PROTOMALT.
ACTIGEN-E is a combination of eight vitamins and four minerals and helps the release of energy from the carbohydrates in our food with B vitamins and Magnesium. PROTOMALT is a malted barley extract and provides the complex carbohydrates the body needs for energy.
Coupled with the fact that it contains calcium which aids in building strong bones and teeth, I can tell why this is one drink that has been loved by generations after generations. Diva included.
And at the risk of sounding clichéd, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast daily are associated with greater alertness, greater tone, reduced anxiety... and they perform better on tests of creativity and mathematics too! On the other hand, children who skip breakfast tend to have a higher BMI as he/she tends to get hungry before lunch time and are more prone to snacking on foods that are higher in fats and sugar.
So when it comes to breakfast for both Ash & Ayd, there can be no such compromise. Even if I have to wake them up slightly earlier in the morning for them to down their breakfast before school. For them, they usually have a piece of bread or cereal at home followed by a cup of either fresh milk or MILO.
And something tells me that these children agree wholeheartedly too.
Don't you just loved the candid responses of the kids? I was particularly tickled by the second video clip where the girl mentioned that she "can drink MILO one thousand and hundred days"... all because it sounds like something that Ayd would say too!
What's better than drinking MILO? Winning prizes at the same time while you are sipping on that delicious choc-malty drink, that's what!
Take part in the MILO Breakfast Champions challenge on Facebook (www.facebook.com/MILOsingapore) from 16 October to 11 November 2013 and earn points by submitting pictures of yourself (or your kids) in any of the 5 given challenges. For example, snap a photo to show how MILO makes you a champion everyday, or your fave morning workout. The more photos you submit, the more points you earn! You can earn points by rating other submissions and having others view your photos too! Points can be redeemed for prizes such as a MILO sports kit and even a Forest Adventure voucher.