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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

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of world's poor at risk

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Few people would associate fossil fuel combustion and deforestation with the nutritional content of rice, but our research clearly shows one way in which emitting fossil fuels could worsen world hunger challenges

FARMING. Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY

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'

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

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

12M of stunted children in ASEAN live in PH, Indonesia – report

Mar 30, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN highlights the challenges of child nutrition in the region including the double burden of malnutrition

Where to find highest number of undernourished children in NCR?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Is your city part of the top 5 local government units in the National Capital Region with the highest prevalence of undernutrition?

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top killers: Diseases threatening undernourished children

Apr 18, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Undernourished children are at risk of dying from preventable diseases; they die because they are poor according to the Unicef

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

Aiming for zero undernourished children

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:38 AM

About 3 million children worldwide die of undernutrition each year before they reach their 5th birthday Can we end this pattern?

PH losing trillions of pesos yearly due to malnutrition

Mar 12, 2014 - 1:45 PM

The Philippines loses about P2 trillion a year as a result of lost productivity and health care costs caused by malnutrition

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

Stunting prevention project launched in Malawi

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:43 PM

A new project to reduce stunting is launched in Malawi where the prevalence of stunting among children under 5 years old is an alarming 45

FIGHT STUNTING. Children in Malawi peer through holes at a WFP food distribution point in in Malawai's Zomba district. Photo by Jon Hrusa/EPA

The rural women’s wishlist

Oct 09, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Mothers in rural areas are acutely aware of the needs of their family to ensure a better future for their children