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Local gov't action vs malnutrition is critical – DSWD

Aug 25, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The active participation of LGUs together with support from the private sector is needed to improve the nutritional status of Filipino children through DSWD s various programs

MORE THAN FEEDING. Can schools include food education aside from feeding programs? Photo from DSWD

Angara calls for Senate inquiry vs food insecurity and malnutrition

Jul 08, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The Senate inquiry seeks to gather government agencies to point out problems and solutions related to food insecurity and malnutrition in the Philippines

Pushing for food education vs malnutrition

May 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver calls for the inclusion of food education in schools all over the world to address the rising rates of diet related diseases

Lifesaving 6: Saving mothers and children from malnutrition

Apr 28, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Save the Children s Lifesaving 6 promotes key concepts to help end malnutrition among children and mothers

epa04646658 Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. The 'First Embrace' is the immediately sustained skin-to-skin contact of baby to mother after giving birth. The 'First Embrace' act of affection that transfers life-saving warmth, placental blood and protective bacteria from mother to newborn. The act also added benefit of promoting a natural bond between mother and child that improves the condition of all babies including those born premature, sick or by Caesarean section. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

What are the top 20 food products consumed by Filipinos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The latest Food Consumption Survey reveals that among the top 5 are rice salt cooking oil coffee and sugar

COMMON. The FCS results show that the top 20 commonly consumed food products by Filipinos remain unchanged.

More Filipinos eat less – survey

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:58 PM

According to the Food Consumption Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute 7 in 10 Filipino households do not meet the daily dietary energy requirements

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

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

Too little, too much: The problem with double burden malnutrition

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Double burden malnutrition means most children s food intake is either continuously insufficient or in excess of dietary energy requirements

Poe: Hunger and malnutrition hinder Filipino youth's potential

Nov 16, 2014 - 8:52 PM

A recent survey shows almost 20 of children under 5 years old are underweight while 30 are stunted or too small for their age

How can government lower food prices in the Philippines?

Oct 27, 2014 - 6:38 PM

The former head of the Bureau of Agricultural Research Dr Eliseo Ponce also identifies the factors behind the hike in the country s food prices

Who are your barangay nutrition scholars?

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Each BNS aspirant needs to undergo a 30 day training where the many ways to save children from malnutrition are taught

HOUSEHOLD. A BNS weights a child to check if he's underweight. Photo from the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation

INFOGRAPHIC: What's the nutritional status of Filipinos?

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Despite changes a lot more still needs to be done by government

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

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

From numbers to action, thanks to the National Nutrition Survey

Jul 01, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Behind every health program implemented is year long data gathering

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