The National Nutrition Council- CAR conducts a joint Regional Technical Assistants on Nutrition (RTAN) and Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET) Meeting today February 28, 2023 at the Orchard Hotel, Legarda Road, Baguio City.

The meeting aims to present and discuss the following agenda: Nutrition Status of School Children SY 2022-2023 and status of the School-Based Feeding Program, Presentation, and finalization of the 2023-2028 Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN 2023-2028), Conduct of Monitoring and Evaluation for Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI Pro) and Presentation of other 2023 RNC/RTAN/RNET Approved Activities.


Baguio City- February 10, 2023. A Forum on Scaling up Interventions on Nutrition in World Emergencies was conducted by the Department of Health-CAR in partnership with the National Nutrition Council-CAR, Breastfeeding Care Center of the North, ARUGAAN and International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN).

The activity provided comprehensive updates regarding breastfeeding, methods and techniques on how to overcome breastfeeding challenges during emergencies, biological nurturing and lactation massage.

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Together with the Department of Health and other partners and stakeholders, the National Nutrition Council joins the observance of Goiter Awareness Week (GAW) which aims to highlight the vital role of iodized salt in preventing thyroid disorders such as goiter.

Goiter is a condition where the thyroid gland have an abnormal enlargement which can lead to the appearance of a mass or swelling in the neck. The signs and symptoms varies and it may include tiredness,  decrease or increase in weight, low or increased appetite, depression, dryness of skin and hair, sleepiness, diarrhea or constipation and menstrual irregularities for women. If left untreated, this could lead to a more serious condition and even death among susceptible individuals.


Bangued, Abra - As part of the technical assistance and consultation of NNC to gather willingness of LGUs to have a collaborative activity to improve their nutrition situation, NNC officials meet with a total of the 39 participants from members of the Provincial Nutrition Committee and Municipal Nutrition Action Officer-Designates.  

The NNC officials were led by Deputy Executive Director Rita Papey, Nutrition Policy and Officer-in-Charge of the Nutrition Planning Division Ellen Ruth Abella and NNC-MIMAROPA Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Ma. Eileen Blanco and NNC-CAR Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Bella Basalong.  

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Holidays are great time for us to get-together and create great memories with family, relatives, and friends and enjoy a good meal together. However, with a large variety of foods to be served during the holidays, good meals may not be healthy meals. So, the goal for the holiday season is to eat smart and stay healthy.

            Here are some tips in order to remain mentally and physically healthy thru out the holiday season:

1. Make fruits and vegetables part of your holiday plate. Fruit by itself makes an excellent dessert- 33 percent of the plate is recommended for fruits and vegetables. It’s important get a dose of vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. Enjoy brightly colored whole vegetables and fruits whether fresh or frozen, raw, roasted or sautéed.

2. Avoid beverages that are high in calories and sugar- High calorie and sugar beverages include carbonated and sweetened beverages. Remember to drink to your health, water is still the best choice for quenching your thirst.


7 February 2023- The Cordillera Media Educators on Nutrition (CAR-MENu) elected a
new set of officers for the year 2023 during their first meeting held online via zoom.

Ms. Rimaliza Opina of Baguio Midland Courier was elected as the new president of the
organization. Mr. Dionisio Dennis of DZWT 540 as the vice president and Ms. Hanna
Lacsamana of Baguio Midland Courier as the secretary.