Nido

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NIDO (also written 'Nido') is a range of powdered milks manufactured by Nestlé. The range claims to offer "nutrition solutions for each stage of childhood".[1]

About[edit]

The different varieties include instant dried whole, rather than skimmed or semi-skimmed, milk with Vitamins A & D, and are a good source of calcium. Products described on the nestlenido.com Web site include Nido Fortificada (fortified) and a non-fat version, Nido 1+, fortified also with prebiotic fibre for children beyond early babyhood.[1] Whole milk has a creamier flavor, and more calories, than reduced-fat types. [2]

Nestlé says that Nido products are not suitable for children of under 1 year of age.[3] Although there is no age recommendation,[4] marketing is featured around children over three years of age with the tagline "Nutritious Milk for Growing Kids". Nido is fortified with additional nutrients to those found in milk, and is said to contribute to over twenty essential ingredients a growing child needs.

Nido Fortificada contains: whole milk, soy lecithin, vitamins A (as acetate), C, and D3, iron (as ferric pyrophosphate), and zinc sulfate.

Nido 1+ contains: nonfat milk, vegetable oils (corn, canola, palm), sugar, maltodextrin, lactose, milk fat, honey, prebiotics oligofructose and inulin, less than 2% calcium carbonate, soy lecithin, vitamins B6, C, D3, and K, vitamins A and E as acetate, taurine, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, niacinamide, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin, calcium pantothenate, and sodium selenate.[5]

Criticism[edit]

The nutritionally-enriched product has become a competitor for other milk-based drinks. It also faces scrutiny from supporters of natural milk consumption, including those who promote breastfeeding.[citation needed]

Availability[edit]

Nido is available in Mexico, Asia (under the name Nespray, except the Philippines where it is still Nido. In Indonesia, this milk is named Dancow), Middle East, most of Africa, most of South America, the UK, and some parts of the United States, particularly New York City.

In Spain, Nestlé Purina PetCare sells bird food under the brand Nido.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nestlé Web site: Nido
  2. ^ http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nestle-nido-fortificada-with-Iron-3.52-Lb/14869811#Item+Description
  3. ^ See Web pages for various Nido products
  4. ^ "Your Questions Answered - Nestlé". Baby Milk Action. Retrieved 2007-11-15. 
  5. ^ Nestlé Nido 1+ Web page
  6. ^ "Nido website". Nestlé Purina Petcare España, S.A. Retrieved 2013-09-30.