A familiar name in African households, Blue Band has been used since 1955 on breakfast tables. Indeed, for school children especially, it is a constant companion in their lockers to supplement the taste of food and spread on the innumerable loaves of bread that must be consumed the whole school term!
Healthy growth & development
Our margarine, Blue Band is made from high quality vegetable oils, so it is an important source of essential fats and vitamins A, D and E for which there are not many other dietary sources. A thin layer of spread on bread every day makes a big contribution to the healthy growth and development of the whole family.
Growing children need to spread margarine
Recent international nutrition guidelines from WHO recognize the fact that people should minimize bad fats and consume sufficient good fats to stay fit and healthy. Experts also agree that for growing children, spreading soft margarine on bread is much better than spreading butter – which is full of saturated fat – and better than not spreading anything at all.
The right breakfast
Eating a nutritious breakfast in the morning with the right amount and the right kind of nutrients has been proven to enhance children’s ability to concentrate at school. A breakfast consisting of a slice of bread, spread with low-fat margarine plus a glass of low-fat milk is more balanced – and healthier – than bread with butter or sweetened cereals or breakfast snacks.
Goodness of blue band
Unilever is the world’s leading manufacturer of margarine. Blue Band was launched in East Africa more than 60 years ago. It is a good source of 7 essential vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D3 and E) that are necessary for healthy growth and development, both for children and adults.
Did you know?
Our margarine helps you to grow well and live well!
More than 90 percent of medical specialists dealing with children say that children need fat in their diet for healthy growth and development.
Essential fats are building blocks for the body, but can’t be made by the body and must come from the diet. Margarine is a good source of essential fats.
Nearly nine out of every ten primary school teachers interviewed for a recent study say that bad eating habits affects not only healthy growth and development, but also performance at school.
Vitamin A helps maintain good vision and healthy skin.
Vitamin B1 helps to boost energy in your body
Vitamin B2 provides energy from carbohydrates
Vitamin B6 helps nerves and forms red blood cells
Vitamin D is good for bones and teeth
Vitamin E helps to protect against heart attack and cancer