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3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region launched in Burgos, Ilocos Norte

The 3rd Nutriskwela Community Radio Station in Ilocos Region – “Radyo Karruba” can now be heard in the airwaves after it has been launched on 23 October 2017 at the White Rocks Restaurant, Burgos, Ilocos Norte. The National Nutrition Council (NNC) was instrumental in the establishment of this Community Radio Station. Earlier, the MQ Media […]

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FATTY LIVER, HOW DOES IT HAPPEN?

FATTY LIVER (Hepatic Steatosis) known to be the first stage of an unhealthy liver happens when: 1. Excess sugar from alcohol is stored in the liver (Alcoholic-Related Fatty Liver Disease ARFLD); 2. Excess sugar we eat is turned into fat (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease NAFLD) In both cases, deposits of sugar and fats from alcohol […]

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Include banana flower in your menu for its medicinal properties

Almost all the parts of the banana tree including its flower have wonderful uses. Although starchy and bitter in taste, banana flowers have wonderful medicinal properties. Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, it can reduce the pains. The banana flower has many health benefits. 1. It helps strengthen the uterus. Health authorities said that […]

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Milk makes the baby’s skin soft, supple and glowing

Have you ever wondered why the baby’s skin is soft, supple and glowing? That’s because milk has lactic acid which can act as an exfoliant and enzymes to help smooth the skin. It has also amino acids that help keep the skin moisturized. Milk also helps prevent damage to the skin caused by environmental toxins […]

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Senator Poe: Erase backlog in school canteen, equipment

Government should start treating kitchen equipment as basic education facility that can be used to feed kids in school and to teach them home economics courses, Sen. Grace Poe stressed. Poe said there is a huge backlog in food preparation and storage equipment in public schools “which in turn hamper the latter’s mission to provide […]

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Can I get vitamin D from the sun?

The body makes vitamin D when skin is directly exposed to the sun, and most people meet at least some of their vitamin D needs this way. Skin exposed to sunshine indoors through a window will not produce vitamin D. Cloudy days, shade, and having dark-colored skin also cut down on the amount of vitamin […]

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BREASTMILK

Breastmilk is the natural first food for babies. It provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life. It continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one-third during the second year […]

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400 4Ps beneficiaries participate in DSWD-FO1 4Ps Family Day celebration

AGOO, La Union – Around 400 families who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) participated in the Department of Social Welfare and Development – FO1 4Ps Family Day 2017 celebration which was held at the Don Mariano Memorial Marcos State University (DMMMSU) South La Union Campus (SLUC), this town on September 30, […]

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Colostrum, the baby’s perfect first food

Colostrum, a thick, sticky, yellowish fluid that is secreted from a mother’s breast after giving birth is often referred to as “high octane” milk. The baby’s perfect first food, it is full of antibodies and immunoglobulins, which not only help protect newborns from bacteria and viruses, but also has a laxative effect that helps them […]

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OBESITY IS PREVENTABLE

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese while a person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number […]

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