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Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Gov't urged: Give undernutrition same attention as illegal drugs

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM

A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa

PH fails to halve child malnutrition within 25 years

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The Philippines did not reach its target of reducing child malnutrition as part of the Millennium Development Goals

On nutrition: How does PH compare with other ASEAN nations?

Nov 05, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Childhood malnutrition in the Philippines slightly went down over the years but its pace is still the slowest among all ASEAN countries

MALNUTRITION. Aside from its impacts on physical health, malnutrition also imposes social and economic burdens on countries. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Rappler

On misinformation and malnutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:45 AM

All of them may mean well but good intentions alone may not be enough What happens if the people who are trying to help also need help?

INFOGRAPHIC: The '10 Kumainments'

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Etched in two loaves of bread are the 10 Kumainments Do you live by them?

Nutribun: Remember me?

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Do you remember eating Nutribun as a child? The Manila government is reviving the school feeding program with a few changes in place

Latest PH Nutrition Survey reveals little progress in beating hunger

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The 2013 National Nutrition Survey reveals how far the Philippines has gone in its fight against hunger

Feeding the mind and body

May 26, 2014 - 10:55 AM

An International Rice Research Institute program aims to teach young schoolchildren the importance of nutrition and food security

FOR STARTERS. Seeds were given to select schools in order to give them a headstart. Photo by Adrienne Villaruel/Rappler

How food insecurity threatens us

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines has the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia s tiger cub economies from 2005 to 2012 says the FAO

  • FOOD INSECURE. More than a quarter of Filipino adults are food insecure as of the latest National Nutrition Survey from 2011. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Aside from affecting physical growth and development the claws of hunger also rip children of their confidence and sunny disposition

HUNGER AND CHILD BEHAVIOR. Doctors observe that malnourished children are more irritable, lethargic, and apathetic than well-nourished kids. Photo by Jez Aznar/AFP

Eat 'indigenous' veggies

Jan 18, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Start eating healthy and spending wisely All it takes is a bit of imagination a basket of indigenous veggies and a good appetite

INDIGENOUS VEGGIES. Affordable and nutritious. Your mom was right, vegetables are good for you no matter how old you are.  File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

NutriJuice Program kicks off 5th year of fight against anemia

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:09 PM

The program has already helped more than 200 000 school children all over the country

HEALTHY DRINK. The orange-flavored Nutrijuice drink, which is fortified with Vitamins A and C, lysine, zinc, and iron, has helped reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among schoolchildren.