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PPRD vows to immediately stop malnutrition in annual nutrition award ceremony

PASAY CITY – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte compared the malnutrition problem in the country as that of the drug menace, which should be stopped immediately so as not to compromise the future of our country. Duterte through Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III made this commitment and call on all stakeholders to invest in nutrition […]

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10 facts on breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival. If breastfeeding were scaled up to near universal levels, about 820 000 child lives would be saved every year (1). Globally, only 40% of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed. WHO actively promotes breastfeeding as the best source of […]

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3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

New York/Geneva – An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a new report. Most of these babies are born in low- […]

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NNC holds 2018 national nutrition awarding ceremony

CROWN Awardee. Vigan City was hailed as one of the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Awardee at PICC. Receiving the trophy and P500,000 cash prize for Vigan are Mayor Juan Carlo Medina, City Nutrition Action Officer Jeno Josef Figuracion and and Nutrition Program Coordinator Mylene Amano. Also in photo are NNC ASec. Maria-Bernardita […]

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Making exercise part of daily life

Almost everybody knows that exercise is good for the body, but not everyone likes to run, dance, lift weights or simply to walk the extra mile. Although the health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore, many of us may have even tried changing our routine but kept sliding back to […]

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What can exercise do for you?

Is exercise important in your daily life? Do you still have time to exercise inspite of your busy schedule? Do you allot 20 to 30 minutes of your time to exercise? Walking, running, bike riding, playing sports, dancing, doing push-ups, and simple stretches, such as touching your toes or side stretches are simple exercises that […]

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‘Pinggang Pinoy,’ an easy guide to good nutrition

The birth of Pinggang Pinoy or the Filipino food plate came as a clamor from the nutrition community to develop a food guide based on a per meal basis for a healthy adult. Contrary to what others thought to be a replacement of the Daily Nutritional Guide (DNG) Pyramid for Filipinos, Pinggang Pinoy serves as […]

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Better life, better protein

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the leading causes of stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and premature death. Many people who have high blood pressure are not aware of it – this is why hypertension is called the “silent killer”. The only way to find out if you have high blood pressure is […]

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Did you know that…

A serving of chocolate cake (approximately 65g) can give you 26g (almost 5 teaspoons) of sugar.

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