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NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Calls On All Malaysians to Walk as a Nation to Combat Heart Disease this World Heart Month

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  • NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS’s month-long Walk A Million Miles event returns this September, for the third year running
  • Themed JOM MALAYSIA, LANGKAH BERSAMA, JANTUNG DIJAGA, Walk A Million Miles 2022 aims to empower Malaysians to walk towards a heart-healthy nation
  • NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS will donate RM100,000 to YJM and IJNF in support of heart patients in need, upon achievement of one million miles collectively

Petaling Jaya, 15 July 2022 – NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS’s month-long Walk A Million Miles event returns this September, for the third year running. Themed ‘Jom Malaysia, Langkah Bersama, Jantung Dijaga’, Walk A Million Miles 2022 aims to inspire Malaysians across the nation to pledge for their heart health and start walking together for 30 days this September during World Heart Month. 

Launch of WAMM 2022Launch of WAMM 2022 - L to R – Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Toh Puan Dr Aishah Ong, Chairman of IJNF, Lam Pui Yuee, Business Executive Officer, Milks Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, Dato' Dr. Aljafri Abdul Majid, Chairman of YJM.

“According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease, the main killer disease which affects more than 8 million adults in Malaysia. As the leading heart health advocate in Malaysia, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS has been championing heart health awareness for over 20 years, bringing issues affecting heart health, including high cholesterol, to the forefront. This is why we work with partners like Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF) to organize events like Walk A Million Miles,” said Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of NESTLÉ Malaysia.

“To date, more than 25,000 Malaysians have participated in the NESTLE OMEGA PLUS Walk A Million Miles from all over the nation and together we have walked over 2.5 million miles through our two previous editions. This year, we want to galvanize even more Malaysians to join us in this fight against heart disease and cholesterol. We urge Malaysians to take care of their own heart health as well as to encourage their friends, families and colleagues at work to join us in this journey towards a heart healthy nation,” he added.  

Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad leading the closing workoutJuan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad leading the closing workout for WAMM 2021.

To further empower Malaysians to start walking to fight heart diseases and high cholesterol together towards a heart healthy nation, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS pledges to donate RM100,000 to long-standing partners Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM) and Institut Jantung Negara Foundation (IJNF) in support of heart patients in need upon the achievement of one million miles collectively for Walk A Million Miles 2022.

Toh Puan Dr Aishah Ong, Chairman of IJNF said, “We are truly grateful that we’re able to support the medical treatment and surgery costs of underprivileged heart patients. We would like to save lives of as many underprivileged heart patients as possible and welcome corporates to partner and contribute towards our mission as how NESTLE OMEGA PLUS have been supporting us.”

Based on statistics in Malaysia, heart diseases increase with age especially for those who are above 40 years of age. Fast-paced lives, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets are among the factors that lead to high cholesterol levels. Fortunately, risk factors such as high cholesterol can be minimized with a healthy, balanced diet and active lifestyle. Walking an average of 30 minutes or more a day combined with a balanced diet can lower cholesterol.

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Lam Pui Yuee, Business Executive Officer, Milks Business Unit, Nestlé (Malaysia) said, “To support Malaysians in their journey to better heart health, NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS range of products have been developed with the Malaysian consumers in mind. 1.2g of ACTICOL plant sterols in two glasses of NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS a day is proven to effectively lower cholesterol levels.”

“To encourage more Malaysians to get on this journey, we also just launched the NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Dark Choc in powder format, made with the goodness of milk and delicious cocoa. We want to entice Malaysians with variety and great taste, so they feel good and enjoy themselves while managing their cholesterol levels. So, this September, make sure you sign up for Walk A Million Miles, because walking with NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS Dark Choc, trust me, heart health has never tasted better,” she adds.

This year, Malaysians can participate in the Walk A Million Miles for FREE, from wherever they are, by signing up for the Walk A Million Miles 2022 challenge within the BookDoc app.

For more information on Walk A Million Miles 2022 and NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS, please visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NestleOmegaPlus.


About NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS
NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS is the only milk that has ActiCol®, 1.2g plant sterol that is proven effective to help lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. This reduced-fat milk* is also high in calcium to keep bones strong and contains Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids. Together with a balanced diet & active lifestyle,1.2g of plant sterols in just 2 servings/day of NESTLE OMEGA PLUS effectively helps in lowering cholesterol**.1 NESTLÉ OMEGA PLUS milk is available in a variety of formats to suit your needs. Choose from a range of powder, ready-to-drink UHT, and convenient sachet of milk with Oats formats. Now also available in dark chocolate ready-to-drink UHT variant, a healthy and delicious addition to the range.

1Thomsen AB, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 2004; 58:860-870

*for all NOP range except NOP dark choc powder (NOP dark choc powder is low in fat)
**Thomsen 2004
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About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our over 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.

This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia.


For more information, please contact:

Shaheen Zaffar
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: +603 7965 6456
E-mail: [email protected]

Jasmine Ng
Ogilvy (Malaysia), Director of PR & Influence
Tel: +6012 202 4368
Email: [email protected]

Eunice Yap
Ogilvy (Malaysia), Senior Executie of PR & Influence
Tel: +6018 285 4908
Email: [email protected]