The Category Manager, Diary, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Biodun Ayodeji, has stated that calcium fortified Loya Milk, a premium brand from the company will continue to improve healthiness among children.
He made this statement during the second edition of Loya Milk swimming competition dubbed “Loya Milk Swim Meet” for secondary schools’ students held recently, at the Grange School, Harold Shodipo Crescent, Ikeja, Lagos, where attractive prizes of over One Million Naira and other consolation prizes were given to participants.
He said feedback from the inaugural edition held in December 2016 where 10 Secondary Schools in Lagos participated was very commendable, and that request was made for the competition to be an annual event where talents can be discovered and nurtured.
Ayodeji explained that Loya Milk which is fortified with 50 percent calcium believes in the healthiness of children and that this can be achieved not only by providing the best nutrition in the brand but also by identifying with a sport that fosters this promise. According to him, the brand helps to build stronger bones, tougher teeth, and healthier heart which are in line with some of the health benefits of swimming.
“Swimming is a 360 degrees sport that uses the entire parts of the body and helps to maintain healthy weight and heart, tones the muscles, builds strength and above all creates a platform where children can have fun while exercising,” he affirmed.
He also mentioned that the plan is to extend to other parts of the country starting with Secondary Schools in Port Harcourt which will have their swim meet at Bloombreed High School on Saturday June 17, 2017.
In the competition, Grange School outshined other 16 secondary schools by clinching the first position with cash prizes of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira in the 25 metres freestyle; 50 metres freestyle as well as the 100 metres freestyle relays in the boys and girls categories.
The performance of students from Grange School was commended by coaches as well as parents, teachers and spectators who urged them to continue in that manner in order to make the school proud in similar events.
Speaking on the school’s victory, Modebenna Nwokolo, the winner of the 100 metres freestyle relay for girls, said she knows her school will emerge winner in all stages of the competition because of the regular practice and training received from their coaches, and the conducive environment which enhances the desire for excellence in all endeavors.
Schools that participated in the “Loya Swim Meet” competition include Grange School; Straitgate College; The Bells Comprehensive School; Greenville School; Grace High School; Halifield Schools; Honeyland College; Queensland Academy; Avicenna International School; Chrisland Schools; and Supreme Educational Foundation School.
Others include Children’s International School; Lagos Preparatory School; Juiliard Academy; Corona Secondary School; Greensprings School; and Emerald High School.