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June CAR Food and Nutrition Security

In order to have a healthy and vibrant nation, citizens must be fed with the right food at the right proportion.

Food and nutrition security is achieved if adequate food (quantity, quality, safety, socio-cultural acceptability) is always available and accessible to all and that individuals satisfactory use and utilize that food to live a healthy and active life (UNICEF, 2008).

Boosting Immune System CAR 2022

For every food intake we make, our body absorbs nutrients. Food groups are classified into three: Go Foods (Energy-giving) which include rice, root crops, noodles, bread, cookies, oatmeal, fats & oils, Grow Foods (Body-Building & Repair) which include meat, poultry (eggs, chicken), legumes & milk, Glow Foods (Body-Regulating) which include fruits, water & vegetables.

Nutrients maintain the integrity of our body cells. Supplying the different kind of nutrients to our body will ensure that our body cells are well-nourished, enabling them to perform their functions.

March Womens month activities CAR

March is National Women’s Month!

The National Nutrition Council (NNC)-CAR conducted several activities for this month to join the nationwide celebration.

This year’ theme of the celebration is “WE Make CHANGE Work for WOMEN” focusing on the sub-theme “Agenda ng Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran”. The sub-theme, as stated by the Philippine Commission on Women, is a celebration of women exercising their choices, taking chances to make their voices heard, and benefitting from and trailblazing changes. It is a celebration of Filipino women’s power to take the narrative, raise priority issues that matter to them, and call for concrete actions.  

Prep Meeting CAR April

The Tutok Kainan Dietary Supplementation Program (TK DSP) in Apayao will commence on April 18, 2022.

This was agreed during the online Preparatory Meeting held on April 12, 2022 attended by the Provincial/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (P/MNAOs) of Apayao, District Nutrition Program Coordinator, representatives from the different municipalities of the province, and NNC-CAR staff. Though the feeding program will start on April 18, the ceremonial launching of the TK DSP will be held on the 26th of the month at the EKJBR Evacuation Center in Luna, Apayao.

March LNAP Benguet CAR

A Refresher on Local Nutrition Program Planning (LNPP) was held at the Provincial Heath Office (PHO) in La Trinidad, Benguet on March 17, 2022. Organized by the National Nutrition Council (NNC)-CAR in partnership with the Benguet Provincial Nutrition Committee through the PHO, said refresher was participated by the Provincial/Municipal Nutrition Action Officers (P/MNAOs) and members of the Provincial/Municipal Nutrition Committees (P/MNCs) in the province.

The refresher was deemed necessary after the recognition that though the different nutritional status prevalence of the province falls below the regional target for each indicator, there is still a need for continuing strategic and purposive action to address the present nutrition problem. In Benguet in 2021, prevalence for stunting is at 5.97%, for overweight and obesity is 2.03%, for underweight is 1.47% and for wasted 0.59%.

About NNC CAR April

National Nutrition Council, abbreviated as NNC, is an agency responsible for creating a conducive policy environment for national and local nutrition planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and surveillance using state-of the art technology and approaches.

As mandated by law (PD 491), NNC’s functions include: a) formulation of national food and nutrition policies and strategies and serve as the policy, coordinating and advisory body of food, nutrition and health concerns, b) coordination of planning, monitoring, and evaluation of the national nutrition program, c) coordination of hunger mitigation and malnutrition prevention program to achieve relevant Millennium Development Goals (now Sustainable Development Goals), d) strengthening of competencies and capabilities of stakeholders through public education, capacity building and skills development, e) coordination of the release of funds, loans, and grants from government organizations (GOs) and non- government organizations (NGOs); and f) calling of any department, bureau, office, agency and other instrumentalities of the government for assistance in the form of personnel, facilities and resources as the need arises.