The first goal of the Millennium Development Goals is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. The Philippines is a signatory to the MDG targets to:
*reduce by half the prevalence of underweight-for-age under-five from 27.3% in 1990 to 13.7% in 2015
*reduce by half the percent of households with inadequate energy intake from 74.2% in 1993 to 37.1% in 2015.
In addition to the MDGs, the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2008-2016 provides the targets for reducing hunger particularly:
*Reduce the percent of households with inadequte calorie intake from 66.7% in 2008 to 32.8% in 2016.
*Reduce the prevalence of underweight under-five children from 20.6% in 2008 to 12.7% in 2016.