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UN says war-torn Yemen 'living hell' for children

Nov 04, 2018 - 9:54 PM

According to UNICEF, 1.8 million Yemeni children under the age of 5 suffer from acute malnutrition, and the lives of 400,000 severely affected children are under threat

MALNOURISHED. A Yemeni child suffering from malnutrition lies on a bed at a treatment centre in a hospital in the capital Sanaa on October 6, 2018. Photo by Mohaemmed Huwais/AFP

Yemen's infants face starvation as war rages on

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:36 PM

Four years of war between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels have pushed the country to the brink of mass starvation

Rising food prices may worsen child malnutrition in PH

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Rapid inflation and misconceptions on what to feed children would aggravate the 'very high' levels of child malnutrition in the Philippines, says UNICEF

NUTRITION. Child malnutrition has been a problem among several Filipino households for years, official statistics show. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Foodie destination Peru combats malnutrition in children

Oct 07, 2018 - 6:00 AM

'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra

MALNOURISHED. According to the Demographic and Family Health Survey of the National Institute of Statistics two out of every five Peruvian children under the age of 3 suffer from anemia due to a poor diet. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

The long wait to 'Zero Hunger'

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:06 PM

To date, the Philippines has no comprehensive law directly addressing food insecurity and hunger. Where is the Zero Hunger Bill?

Fast Facts: What has the government done to alleviate malnutrition?

Jul 25, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation

How home gardens can help fight malnutrition

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:38 PM

According to the National Nutrition Council, food gardening may be an answer to the problem of hunger and malnutrition

PH 'not performing well' in fight vs different forms of malnutrition

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM

'We remain to be challenged both for stunting, also for malnutrition of mothers, malnutrition of adults, malnutrition of children,' says National Nutrition Council Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. File photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Philippines losing over P220 billion a year due to child undernutrition – report

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:19 PM

UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'

A day in the life: Youth volunteers

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:26 PM

Volunteering can seem like a thankless job, but for these two millennials, it’s a priceless experience. Watch these 360 videos to learn what motivates them

Why are feeding programs important in the fight vs hunger?

Dec 02, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The proposed National School Feeding Program bill aims to provide free and sustainable feeding programs in all public schools across the country

Quiz: What should be next on your bucket list?

Dec 01, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Learn how you can pursue passion and purpose at the same time with this quiz!

Rappler journalists among 2017 Save the Children Media Awards finalists

Oct 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The stories 'demonstrate the impact of lack of food and adequate nutrition on children from poor communities and good practices that could help eradicate the problem'

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS. Rappler’s story about the Malabon city government’s program to combat malnutrition in children is among the finalists in the Save the Children Media Awards 2017. A story on what the education department wants served in public school canteens is also a finalist. Rappler file photo

2017 World Food Day focuses on nutrition as part of human rights

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines'

Solving hunger: Why it’s important for millennials to help out

Oct 03, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Hunger stunts the potential of the youth. How does it worsen existing problems in the country?

#2030NOW: Curbing hunger and restoring children's dignity

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:33 PM

The UN Sustainable Development Goals include achieving zero hunger, minimizing stunting by 40%, and reducing childhood wasting to less than 5%

UNITED FOR NUTRITION. Eunice Braga of Ogilvy & Mather presents United for Healthier Kids battle against malnutrition. Rappler photo

No hungry child: Malabon’s feeding program aims to fight malnutrition

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:28 AM

The city s 90 day feeding program also brings in local businesses and the residents themselves in a community intervention effort

FEEDING PROGRAM. The city's nutrition office holds a 90-day feeding program, targeting severely malnourished children. All photos from Malabon Nutrition Office

No hungry Filipino: How aquaponics can help in food production

Sep 06, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Barangay Aquaponics promotes water based farming to help Filipinos grow their own food and become entrepreneurs

WATER-BASED FARMING. Barangay Aquaponics aims to promote water-based farming as a sustainable means of food production. Photo from Uproot Aquaponics Facebook page

Quezon City breast milk bank saves 165 infants

Sep 03, 2017 - 5:10 PM

The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank QCHMB

FOR DELIVERY. The Quezon City government now uses motorcycles to pick up and deliver breastmilk to the Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)

IN PHOTOS: PH launches guidelines on managing moderate acute malnutrition

Jul 20, 2017 - 4:02 PM

The DOH and WFP showcase ready to use supplementary food as well as various measuring devices that would determine if a child is suffering from malnutrition

FIGHTING MALNUTRITION. A device that can be used to measure the height of infants to determine possible malnutrition. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Combating malnutrition: The key to the Philippines’ long-term success

Jul 13, 2017 - 9:25 PM

Members of the private sector and the government need to invest in nutrition to secure a better future for the next generation

WATCH: The realities of malnutrition among children

Jul 13, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The issue of hunger and malnutrition is real but it can still be solved in this lifetime

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Jun 19, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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PH among the worst places for children to grow up – report

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:54 PM

The End of Childhood Index identifies in what countries children enjoy their childhood and where they are deprived of it The Philippines is 96th of 172

POOR NUTRITION. Over 3.6 million Filipino kids suffer from stunting.

Malabon winning the battle against malnutrition

May 21, 2017 - 1:23 PM

From a stunting rate of 16 Malabon has reduced it by half at 8 in 3 years

NUTRITION NEEDS. The Malabon city government is taking steps to address malnutrition in children.

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

#HangryAboutHunger: Join the fight to end hunger

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Read on what people have to say about hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines

Food insecurity 'widespread' in North Korea – UN-led report

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Around 41 – 10 5 million people – are undernourished says a group of UN agencies and NGOs

This picture taken on February 15, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a national meeting at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. /

WATCH: Why solving hunger matters

Mar 15, 2017 - 2:53 PM

A panel of experts and advocates will discuss hunger and malnutrition in the PH Tune in on Wednesday March 15 at 4 pm to find out what you can do to help

1.4 million children face famine in 4 countries – UNICEF

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:00 AM

These children in Nigeria Somalia South Sudan and Yemen could die from severe malnutrition this year

This file photo taken on October 11, 2016 shows Agop Manut (11 months), who suffers acute malnutrition and respiratory distress, assisting at the clinic run by Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Aweil, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Inspire action: U4HK continues the fight against hunger and malnutrition

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:01 PM

At a forum hosted by the United for Healthier Kids U4HK last January 18 experts gathered to discuss how citizens can do their part in fighting malnutrition

FIRST STEP. Paolo Mercado shows how anyone can access the U4HK website and help in anyway that they can.

Senate adds P1 B to DSWD budget for day care meals

Dec 18, 2016 - 3:11 PM

P20 day is allocated to feed young children in schools and day care centers

MEAL TIME. Preschoolers enjoy their nutritious lunch provided by the DSWD's Supplementary Feeding Program. Photo from DSWD

Malnutrition still prevalent in Mimaropa – UNICEF

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:00 AM

UNICEF Philippines says Mimaropa covering the provinces of Mindoro Marinduque Romblon and Palawan posted the highest rate of wasting or acute malnutrition in the country in 2015

2.2 million Yemen children acutely malnourished – UN

Dec 13, 2016 - 5:22 PM

At least one child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen because of malnutrition and preventable diseases such as diarrhea and respiratory infections

Rappler journalists finalists in 2016 Save the Children Media Awards

Nov 01, 2016 - 11:43 AM

The annual competition seeks to encourage and engage members of the media to continue raising the public’s awareness regarding the reality of hunger and malnutrition’s impact on Filipino children and their families

A boy prepares the fishes for cooking which were caught at the Pasig river. All photos by Mark Saludes/Rappler

The state of hunger and malnutrition in the PH

Oct 19, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Hunger and malnutrition among children can be solved in this lifetime. know more about the pressing issue and see how you can help find a solution

LGUs fighting students' hunger through 'central kitchen'

Sep 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

Under the central kitchen model food for public elementary students is prepared in one place and then distributed to different schools

PREPARED WITH LOVE. Volunteers prepare food for beneficiaries of a central kitchen in Maguindanao. Photo from Gawad Kalinga

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

1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted – study

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The study also notes that 20 of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services

SATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City.  File photo by Rolex dela Pena/ EPA

#1000ChallengePH: Show off your baby pictures and save children

Jul 18, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Save the Children aims to raise P1 million for its malnutrition treatment program by encouraging 1 000 Facebook users to donate P1 000 each

Photos by Save the Children

When a child raises a child

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:18 PM

An 18 year old mother tries her best to keep her 1 year old malnourished baby alive

Ever been to Market 3 where kids grow up with dirty water?

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM

In the Philippines fisherfolk remain the poorest basic sector next to farmers Can you guess the 3rd poorest group? It’s children

At the Market 3, a community of informal settlers in Barangay North Boulevard Bay North (NBBN) in Navotas City, hills of trash are everywhere. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez

Child malnutrition rate slightly declines in Central Visayas

Jun 16, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Region 7 is able to slightly reduce its malnutrition rate but overall the country fails to reach its goal of reducing malnutrition by half in 20 years

Zamboanga del Norte: Highest number of stunted children

Jun 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The Philippines ranks 10th in the world with the biggest number of children with stunted growth What s being done about it?

Junrey Balawing, 23 years old and 2 feet in height. Photo by Gualberto Laput

DepEd's feeding program: Are students 
better off with it?

May 31, 2016 - 12:30 PM

To correct malnutrition practices the incoming Duterte administration will need not only to continue this program but also to complement it with other programs

World Vision Run: Give kids a healthy start in life

May 19, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Announcement: The annual World Vision Run is happening on June 26 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City

National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hunger malnutrition is a man made problem we create this situation and it s completely preventable says Save the Children