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NNC1 holds workshop in Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days Program

BAGUIO CITY – The National Nutrition Council conducted a local nutrition action planning workshop for the Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days (ECCD-F1K) Program last October 11-14, 2016 at Hotel Veniz, Baguio City. The activity was attended by the technical core planning group of the program areas in Pangasinan (Alaminos City, […]

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NNC joins DSWD, other government agencies in celebrating Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR– The National Nutrition Council (NNC) joined other local and national government agencies celebrate the Pantawid Pamilya National Family Day 2016 of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held last Oct. 8, 2016 in Vigan Convention Center The theme for this year’s celebration: “Matatag na Pamilya, Maunlad na Bukas.” Thousands […]

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Okra is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients, vitamins and dietary fiber

A single cup of raw okra has a little over 30 calories, about 3 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, 7.6 grams of carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of fat, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, around 88 micrograms of folate, and 57 milligrams of magnesium. This makes okra a powerhouse of valuable nutrients that provide […]

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Sen. Legarda to Ilocanos: Plant malunggay because of its numerous health benefits

Senator Loren Legarda has urged Ilocanos to plant malunggay (moringa) in vacant lots to address problems on malnutrition especially in the countryside. “Malunggay is a good source of vitamins A, B and C and minerals such as iron, among others. We need to formulate a sustainable framework for the growing of malunggay in every backyard […]

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NUTRITION 101 GLUTTONY

Gluttony is generally defined as “excessive eating.” In the Bible, the word glutton and its variants are often mentioned alongside drunkenness. There-fore, it is clear that a glutton is someone who eats more than is healthy or eats excessively and that such behavior is considered sinful. First, overeating is an unhealthy practice. Second, overeating is […]

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Eggs are jampacked with vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats

An egg is inexpensive but they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and an amazing range of nutrients. One large egg contains: Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): 9% of the RDA; Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15% of the RDA; Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA; Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 7% of the RDA; and […]

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Where can we get Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C helps lessen oxidative stress to the body and is thought to lower cancer risk. […]

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1,000 BNSs attend 6th Regional Barangay Nutrition Scholars Congress

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – LUPang Ilocos BNS Federation, Inc. has successfully conducted its 6th Regional Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) Congress last September 16, 2016 at the Sison Auditorium, Lingayen, Pangasinan. Around 1,000 BNSs across the region attended the said Congress which was hosted by the provincial government of Pangasinan and the Pangasinan Provincial BNS Federation in […]

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DA-1 taps power of social media to promote brown rice

SAN FERNANDO CITY, September 1 (PIA) – Knowing its rapid dissemination and amplification of information, along with its continuing advocacy for Filipinos to be riceponsible, the Department of Agriculture in the Ilocos launched a social media campaign promoting brown rice through hashtag #BROWN4good challenge. “In the region, we attained a rice self-sufficiency level of 178 […]

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Kahalagahan ng Pagpaplano ng Pamilya

Mahalaga ang pagpaplano ng pamilya para sa kalusugan ng mag-ina. Kaya dapat nating alamin ang mga pamamaraan ng pagpaplano ng pamilya. Ang ekslusibong pagpapasuso o pagbi-bigay ng gatas ng ina lamang sa unang 6 na buwan ng sanggol ay nakatutulong sa iyo at iyong sanggol. Kung ikaw ay eksklusibong nagpapasuso, maiiwasan lamang ang muling pagbubuntis […]

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