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NUTRITION: 10 Kumainments to address high incidence of overnutrition

Overweight and obesity are now a global problem because of their increasing prevalence not only in the country but the world. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. .Overweight means weighing too much for one’s length/height or weight-for-length/height or BMI-for-age above the 2 z-score line. Obesity is […]

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Why exercise?

1. Reduces risk of heart disease 2. Keeps your weight under control 3. Improves your blood cholesterol levels 4. Prevents bone loss 5. Boosts your energy level 6. Manages tension

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Gabay sa #First1000Days, Sanlibong Araw Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan!

Kapag malusog at may wastong nutrisyon ang mag-ina sa loob ng #First1000Days: 1. Magiging ligtas ang buhay ni Nanay at ni Baby 2. May proteksyon laban sa mga nakamamatay na sakit 3. Magkakaroon ng kalusugan at magiging matalino si Baby paglaki 4. Malaki ang kikitain ng anak sa kaniyang paglaki.

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Only 8 out of 100 babies exclusively breastfed: FNRI-DOST Survey

The proportion of infants receiving exclusive breastfeeding from birth to six months has decreased from 2003 to 2008, according to the 7th National Nutrition Survey (NNS) conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). The NNS showed that only 8.6 percent or only about 8 out of […]

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Gabay sa #First1000Days, Sanlibong Araw Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan!

Ang pagbubuntis ni Nanay ay napakahalagang yugto ng buhay. Para sa magandang kinabukasan, kailangan paghandaan ang kanyang pagbubuntis. Narito ang ilang mga babala para matulungan si Nanay at ang inyong Pamilya: 1. Kung hindi pa miyembro, mag-enrol na sa PHILHEALTH sa lalong madaling panahon. Samantalahin ang mga libreng benepisyo para sa kaligtasan at kalusugan ng […]

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Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos

1. Eat a variety of foods every day. Eat a variety of foods, to provide all the nutrients required in the proper amount and balance as the human body needs more than 40 different nutrients for good health. 2. Breast-feed infants exclusively from birth to 4-6 months and then give appropriate foods while continuing breast-feeding […]

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PINGGANG PINOY: Healthy food plate for Filipino adults

Pinggang Pinoy (translation: Filipino Plate) was developed as a visual guide to promote healthy eating habits among Filipinos according to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI). Science Research Specialist Ma. Jovina Sandoval said that the food guide wants to correct a growing health concern that Filipinos are not eating the right proportions of food […]

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Summer Nutri-Tips

The months swiftly passed and summertime officially started last March 18 as declared by PAGASA. Summer is a time of simple pleasures and exciting times of the year. It is a time to release the stress from school and spend vacation away from work. While doing so, let’s not forget to guard our nutrition and […]

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Gabay sa #First1000Days, Sanlibong Araw Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan

Ang mga araw mula sa pagbubuntis hanggang sa ikalawang taon ng inyong anak ay ang tinatawag na First 1000 Days. Mayroon itong tatlong (3) pangunahing yugto: 1. Habang nagbubuntis – Ito ay binubuo ng 270 na araw o siyam (9) na buwan 2. Si Baby 0-6 Buwan – Ito ang unang araw pagkapanganak ni Baby […]

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Maternal anemia is associated with illness and death

Anemia affects half a billion women of reproductive age worldwide, impairing the health and well-being of women and increasing the risk of poor maternal and infant health outcomes. An indicator of poor nutrition, anemia is a condition in which the number and size of red blood cells is so low, it impairs the ability of […]

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