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The Philippines hosts the End-User Training and Consultative Meeting for the beta version of the ASEAN Nutrition Surveillance System (ANSS) on 12-14 October 2022 in Dusit Thani Manila.  Data managers and focal points for nutrition from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam; and representatives from the ASEAN Secretariat convened to be trained on how to navigate the ANSS portal and website, as well as discuss steps to maintain and sustain the system.

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In line with the theme of the 48th Nutrition Month “New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!”, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) held the first-ever online NUTRI-HACKATHON with the theme "Digital Solutions for New Normal Nutrition" from 25 to 28 July 2022.  The Nutri-Hackathon is one of the many strategies employed by the NNC to engage citizens in developing innovative solutions to address national and local nutrition problems.

Eighteen (18) groups from different parts of the country joined forces to develop technology-based interventions within 68 hours. Participants came from diverse backgrounds including students and professionals in the fields of nutrition, information technology, design, and entrepreneurship.

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TAGUIG CITY, 1 JULY 2022 – The National Nutrition Council (NNC) held an online kick-off event for this year’s Nutrition Month campaign. July has been designated as Nutrition Month by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1974. Forty-eight years later, Nutrition Month is an institutionalized activity in the country. Despite the pandemic, various stakeholders led by the NNC continue to hold the month-long campaign to raise awareness on nutrition. This year’s campaign is guided by the theme, “New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!” which calls for collective effort to improve nutrition and in building resilience among Filipinos for a better new normal. As the country moves towards a more COVID-19-resilient Philippines and transition to the new normal, the campaign for good nutrition in the new normal becomes more relevant than ever.

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Hosted by the Administrative Division, for the first time in two years, the resumption of the weekly face-to-face flag raising ceremony on Monday, 02 May 2022, became a meaningful assembly of about 70 NNC employees led by DED Rita D. Papey (Technical Service) and Atty. Faydah M. Dumarpa (Administrative and Finance Services). The singing of the Philippine National Anthem with fervor resounded in the NNC grounds which was further harmonized by the Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas and the recital of the NNC Quality Policy.