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10 best foods for babies

Breastmilk – is the natural and perfect first food for your baby. It has the correct proportions and amounts of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals to meet the baby needs for the first six months of life. Cereals- lugaw is the first semi-solid food given to the baby. After 8 months, move to thicker lugaw […]

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Bahay Kubo sings a variety of veggies for the picking

Who could not recognize the song Bahay Kubo? A classic Filipino nursery song with lyrics of which mention many different local vegetables (…Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari…). Filipinos use, mix and cook vegetables in different methods and call them in different terms. Want to start singing the song? Filipinos like vegetables cooked most often through […]

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July is nutrition month

Theme: Ugaliing magtanim, sapat na nutrisyon aanihin! Nutrition Month is a yearly campaign held every July to create greater awareness among Filipinos on the importance of nutrition. Presidential Decree 491 or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign. Every year, the NNC Technical […]

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Regular na pagkain ng gulay, may dagdag na benepisyong taglay

Ano ba ang gulay? Ang gulay ay tanim o bahagi ng tanim tulad ng ugat, tangkay, talbos, dahon, bunga, o bulaklak na kalimitang inihahain bilang ulam o ensalada. Mayroong dalawang grupo ng gulay: ang madahong berde at dilaw na gulay, at ang iba pang gulay. Malalaman sa kulay at bahagi ng tanim na kinakain ang […]

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4 healthy eating tips for kids this school season

It’s school time once again for all kids! From playing and swimming to schooling, the shift from summer vacation to school opening season. It is busy time once again for mothers and caregivers, from shopping for school supplies and uniforms to preparing meals and “baons” for their kids and making sure that they are healthy, […]

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NNC-R1, DOH-R1 and La Union Province to spearhead nutrition month celebration

SAN FERNANDO CITY – The National Nutrition Council – Regional Office 1, in partnership with the Department of Health – Regional Office 1 and the Provincial Government of La Union will be spearheading this year’s Nutrition Month celebration in Region 1. The launching program will be held on July 5, 2018 at 8:00 in the […]

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Potassium in bananas helps regulate blood pressure

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits among people of all origins because these can be available fresh year-round and cheaper compared with other tropical fruits. To the consumer, the banana seems a simple name for the yellow and elongated fruit that is served as a dessert. The word “banana” is a general term […]

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Do you really need vitamin and mineral supplements for good health?

Do you take vitamin and mineral supplements daily to keep you going when tired or rundown? Or do you take supplements to feel better physically or to improve your appearance? These are the reasons why people take dietary supplements according to a survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST). […]

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