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Over 2,000 Maggi Mammies receive training on nutrition

By: Mathias Amoah

Two thousand nine hundred (2,900) Maggi Mammies across Ghana have received training on the importance of nutrition and entrepreneurship.

According to Nestle Ghana, these Mammies are the retailers in the open markets selling bouillons and other spices, mostly on table tops. The Mammies were also educated on the proper use of Maggi products to enable them pass on the information to consumers.

Daily Express learnt the workshops were organized as part of the brand’s annual engagement programme with its traders. About 15,000 of mammies are part of the success of the brand in Ghana.

The statement which was signed by the Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Department of Nestle said the Maggi Mammies earn an income by selling Maggi products in over 200 markets across the country. The Mammies were introduced to entrepreneurial skills to help increase their livelihood and support their families as well.

“Maggi has been a popular bouillon and seasonings brand in Ghana for more than 50 years. It owes its success to the fact that it builds on existing local culinary tastes and contributes to good nutrition among the Ghanaian population,” the statement.

“Maggi, with its flavours of shrimp, chicken and onion already contain iodized salt. Maggi shrimp is also fortified with iron in order to address micronutrient deficiencies. Iron deficiency, which causes anemia, is very common in Ghana, in particular among children and women of child-bearing age,” the company stated.

According to the WHO, one billion people of the world’s population suffer from iron deficiency anemia.

Speaking to the Mammies on the importance of good nutrition, balanced diets and culinary hygiene, Nutritionists from regional hospitals highlighted the importance of iron, iodine, and other key micronutrients in one’s diet to eliminate the risk of micronutrient deficiencies.

Mammies were also told that Maggi bouillons enhance taste with a precise and limited amount of salt – and that there is no need to add anymore salt during or after cooking.

The fortification of affordable, nutritious foods and beverages is part of Nestlé’s commitment to helping address micronutrient deficiencies. More than 52 billion individual servings of iodine or iron fortified Maggi bouillons consumed in the region 2014.


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