It seems that the President is endorsing Milo, and it is true. Because there is a new version in Singapore that does not add sugar.
Like before, Singapore Health Promotion board have given companies that pay it a "Healthier Choice" logo. Milo is delicious, but is nowhere healthy.
Even without added sugar, it contains sugar from the Malt and Milk.
Its like going to a Coffee Shop and order Milo, and they add Milo and Condensed milk. No added sugar, but is still diabetes causing(ly) sweet.
It seems like PAP politicians like to act like celebrities endorsing products. Sadly, Milo, owned by Nestle, a Swiss company which collects millions of gallons a year from springs and selling water is already causing controversy in California, promoting some sugary drink as "healthy" because there is "no sugar added" is simply irresponsible.
For years now, Ministers have been endorsing companies which have not much merits, but the fact that they are willing to pay for an award given by a ministers at an event.
It is often seen that drinks like Naked Juice that use statements like “no sugar added” and “only the best ingredients” lead customers to believe that the juice is healthier than it really is — one of its drinks has more sugar than a can of Pepsi.
I have no doubt that Milo in the new current form is no where healthy, so don't start allowing your kids to drink this at a young age.
If this applies to juice, I would say it would apply to Milo.
Just remember that quantity is even more important than quality when it comes to letting your kids have fruit juice — the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following:
Birth to 6 months. No fruit juice unless it's used to relieve constipation
- 6 to 12 months. If juice is given, limit it to 4 to 6 ounces (118 to 177 milliliters) and serve it in a cup (not a bottle) to avoid tooth decay
- 1 to 6 years. Up to 6 ounces (177 milliliters) a day (that’s the size of two small Dixie cups)
- 7 years and older. Up to 12 ounces (355 milliliters) a day
-- Iron Bowl