NUTRITION

MINGO FOR NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

Mingo is a nutritious instant complementary food made of rice, mongo (mung beans), and malunggay (moringa). NVC serves Mingo Meals to undernourished children all over the Philippines.

MINGO MEALS

NVC manufactures Mingo, a nutritious instant complementary food made of rice, mongo (mung beans), and malunggay (moringa). Mingo is primarily for infants and toddlers, but is also used for older children in areas of need.

Mingo comes in powder form and creates a porridge or drink when mixed with water, but hungry children often eat it straight out of the pack, which is okay, too! They enjoy all the different flavors of Mingo: natural, chocolate, squash and ube.

Children enrolled in the Mingo Meals Nutrition Program show a marked increase in their weight compared to their peers who are not part of the program. The mothers also observe an improvement in their children’s intellectual and social behavior.

Mingo can be purchased by organizations, institutions and LGUs for their own feeding programs. We also accept donations to sponsor Mingo Meals so more children can be enrolled in Mingo Meals Nutrition Programs.

“Under-nutrition in the Philippines remains a serious problem. The damage to health, physical growth and brain development of children affected by chronic under-nutrition—stunting in the first two years—is often irreversible, impairing them for life and leaving them with lower chances of finishing school and becoming highly-productive adults.” (Unicef Philippines)

Details

  • Basic ingredients: rice, mongo (mung beans), malunggay (moringa)
  • Variants: Original, Chocolate, Squash and Ube
  • Packaging: 20-gram individual-serving foil pack
  • Shelf life: 1 year

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Energy (calories): 73
  • Total fat (g): 0
  • Total carbohydrates (g): 16
  • Total protein (g): 1
  • Vitamins and minerals: Vitamins A, C, B1, B6, potassium, iron, calcium, and zinc

Each 20-gram pack of Mingo is good for one serving. Mingo can be bought in singles (per piece). We also have an assorted pack of Mingo (50 pieces). Click on the link below to buy Mingo. For orders of more than 250 pieces, please email [email protected] or call +63917 309 5551.

MINGO NUTRITION PROGRAM

NVC runs a nutrition program using Mingo for children of impoverished families to help them build strong bodies and sharp minds.

Targeting the early years

NVC’s Mingo Meals feeding module provides complementary food to target clusters of children aged 6–60 months in deprived communities through a systematic and holistic approach.

This fills a gap in the nutrition of infants and toddlers. Most of government and NGO feeding programs focus on children 5 years and older, administered either in day care or elementary school.

Nutrition starts at home

NVC’s protocol is home-based, making it easier for parents to provide Mingo daily to children rather than having to go to a center to get a daily feeding.

Hands-on monitoring

Children enrolled in the program are weighed at the start of the feeding, and monitored monthly throughout the program’s duration. Field officers teach parents the importance of proper nutrition, give instructions on preparing Mingo, and also go door-to-door to check on beneficiaries.

Interim Monitoring Results of Mingo Nutrition Program Conducted by the Province of Negros Occidental

In 2020, the Provincial Governement of Negros Occidental sponsored a 6-month Mingo nutrition program for 2,000 underweight or malnourished children in 10 areas with the highest degrees of malnutrition. As of March 2021, 677 have graduated to normal after 3 months of taking Mingo daily. All areas with Mingo have shown greater improvement than the control group that isn′t on Mingo.

Current COVID-19 travel restrictions prevent our field staff from conducting the same degree of hands-on monitoring that is part of our nutrition program protocol. Due to the pressing need for nutritional support for families greatly affected by the pandemic, we are also currently prioritizing this group of recipients.

MINGO NUMBERS

as of March 2021

16,817,125

Mingo Meals produced

39,266

Children enrolled

48

Provinces served

2,283

Farmer sources

MINGO NEWS AND STORIES

YOUR DONATIONS HAVE SUPPORTED

39,536

children enrolled in our Mingo Meals nutrition program as of March 31,2021

17,276,575

Mingo Meals served as of March 31,2021

5,001

fisherfolk who received motorized Peter Project fishing boats as of March 31,2021

893

tools distributed to skilled workers as of March 31,2021

8,236

LoveBags delivered to school children as of March 31,2021

213

classrooms built as of March 31,2021