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Don't donate infant formula milk to disaster victims – nutrition council

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:38 PM

This is to avoid diarrhea among evacuees. In cases when it's absolutely necessary to feed babies with formula milk, these must be prepared by health and nutrition workers.

BREAST MILK ONLY. The Department of Health and National Nutrition Council discourage donations of infant formula milk to disaster and crisis victims. Photo by AFP

State of PH nutrition: The last 5 years

Jul 30, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Government should focus on the nutrition of the next generation

What 'eating healthy' really means

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Will diet delivery programs be good for you in the long run?

Creative and healthy ways to cook vegetables

Jul 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Tired of plain vegetable soup? Here are some recipes from the National Nutrition Council that turn vegetables into appetizing dishes

Obesity most prevalent among the richest in PH

Jul 13, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Four in 10 rich Filipinos are obese double the number from the poorest sectors

PUBLIC CONCERN. The increasing trend of obesity in the Philippines is alarming.

Busting 6 myths on obesity

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Filipinos still have some misguided notions about obesity Nutritionist dietitian and NNC nutrition officer Racelline Faye Calangi busts some of the myths

Preventing obesity at home, community, and school

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:06 PM

With obesity related health risks claiming at least 3 4 million adults worldwide it is high time to step up the fight against it

How to end obesity in the Philippines

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The National Nutrition Council says obesity is not just a health concern but also a societal problem affecting one out of 3 Filipino adults

Makati and Taguig: Best practices against hunger, malnutrition

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:47 PM

What can other Metro Manila LGUs learn from the two cities with the least number of undernourished children?

Can an early warning system help end hunger?

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The EWS FNS is a food security information system that can empower communities to immediately identify hunger and malnutrition problems in their areas

Makati, Taguig lead NCR cities in fight vs malnutrition

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Official data show that all of the cities in Metro Manila are faring better than others in the war against malnutrition

2015 nutrition month to focus on obesity

Feb 19, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The National Nutrition Council aims to put the spotlight on the problem of obesity in the Philippines during the National Nutrition Month in July

Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

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?

Nutrition and the Philippines: 'Nation at risk'

Oct 14, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Right now we’re seeing a fight Policy versus practice says Florinda Panlilio of the National Nutrition Council

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

INFOGRAPHIC: How breastfeeding at work should be

Sep 01, 2014 - 11:37 PM

Breastfeeding offers many benefits for both baby and mother but there might not be enough awareness or support given to lactating mothers

The search for healthier karinderyas

Aug 12, 2014 - 11:23 AM

An NGO is proposing to train karinderyas on nutrition and proper food preparation What do you think of this idea?

NUTRITION. Since many families rely on karinderyas for their daily meals, an NGO proposes to educate karinderya owners on nutrition. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

On nutrition and disasters

Jul 29, 2014 - 2:56 PM

The problem is that we don’t maximize our past experiences with disasters

NUTRITION. How do disasters affect the nutritional status of Filipino families? File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What a 'Pinggang Pinoy' should look like

Jul 05, 2014 - 11:00 AM

A healthier body can be achieved by following the food guide of the FNRI

PINGGANG PINOY. The new visual food guide aims to promote the right proportion every meal among Filipino adults. Graphic by Mara Mercado

Who is on top of PH nutrition?

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Have you ever heard of the National Nutrition Council?

NUTRITION. Who is mainly in charge of the country's nutrition issues? Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

Preventing chronic malnutrition in emergencies

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM

The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda affected areas exceeds the 30 global threshold according to the World Health Organization

MALNUTRITION AND YOLANDA. The current chronic malnutrition rate in Yolanda-affected areas exceeds the 30% global threshold, according to the World Health Organization. Photo from World Vision

Why protect the Milk Code?

Apr 04, 2014 - 7:15 AM

About 3 in every 10 children under 5 suffer from chronic undernutrition in Yolanda hit areas How relevant is the Milk Code in times of disaster?

BREASTFEEDING. Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and continued breastfeeding with adequate complementary feeding alone  were estimated to prevent almost one-fifth of under-five deaths in developing countries like the Philippines. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP