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Blue Band

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.

Key facts

  • 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

Careline contact details

Argentina

Unilever Belgium N.V.
Humaniteitslaan/Boulevard de l’Humanité 292
1190 Brussel/Bruxelles
Belgium

T: +32 (0) 2 333 6666

Av. El Dorado No 69 B-45
7 Floor. Corporate Center building
Bogotá
Colombia

Foods
T: 018000 527517

Home & personal care
T: 018000 513130

Unilever Danmark A/S
Ørestads Boulevard 73
2300 København S

Unilever Caribe, S. A
Ave. Winston Churchill,
Torre Acrópolis, Piso 17
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana

Unilever France S.A.
20 rue des Deux Gares,
92842 Rueil Malmaison Cedex

Unilever Tea Kenya Limited

Kericho-Nakuru Road

P.O.Box 20 – 20200

Kericho, Kenya

Unilever (Malaysia)
Holdings SDN BHD
Level 33-35, Menara TM 
Jalan Pantai Baru
59200 Kuala Lumpur
PO BOX 11015 
50732 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia  

Unilever N.V. Weena 455
PO Box 760 3000
DK Rotterdam
Netherlands

Martin Linges vei 25,

1364 Fornebu, Norge

Unilever Jeronimo Martins Lda.
Largo de Monterroio
Mascarenhas 1
1099-081 Lisboa
Portugal

Unilever de Puerto Rico
Professional Offices Park
997 San Roberto Street, Suite 7
San Juan, PR 0096

+17879934000
(787) 993-4000
www.unilever.tt

Unilever South Central Europe SA
Baneasa Business & Technology Park
42-44 Bucuresti-Ploiesti street
Building B
4th floor
District 1
013696 Bucharest
Romania

Unilever Vietnam
156 Nguyen Luong Bang Avenue
Tan Phu Ward, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

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