01192022 Malakas resistensya

Sa panahon ngayon na laganap ang iba’t ibang sakit, lubos na mahalaga ang pagkakaroon ng malakas na resistensya sapagkat ito ang pumoprotekta sa atin laban sa iba’t ibang mikrobyo at virus. Gaya nga ng isang kasabihan, “Prevention is better that cure".  Higit na mahalaga ang pagkakaroon ng malakas na resistensya kaysa anumang gamot. Ngunit paano nga ba natin mapapalakas ang resistensya?

01172022 New Year Healthier Me Building Proper Eating Habits

Did you know that through proper diet and active lifestyle, you can beat diet-related non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and various types of cancer?

The Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) and National Nutrition Council (NNC) developed the 10 Kumainments, a popular version of the Revised Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos. 10 Kumainments are simple yet easy to remember guidelines to further improve nutritional status of each Filipinos to achieve a healthier and productive life. Its aims to improve the eating habits and behaviors of Filipinos as well as prevent malnutrition and diet-related illnesses.

01162022 Boost your immune system naturally

We all know that getting vaccines and booster shots, frequent handwashing and use of alcohol sprays, proper wearing of face mask, and at least one meter of physical distancing can prevent transmission of COVID-19. As our body has immune system that can naturally fight against pathogens, people tend to forget that one of the easiest and most effective way that can be done to not getting infected is through consumption of immune-boosting foods.

On 14 January 2022, a total of 3,129,512 Filipinos have been affected by COVID-19 ever since the pandemic happened. Daily, it constantly increases due to local transmission and presence of Omicron variant which is three to five times more transmittable than Delta variant.

01182021 Zero Waste Month

This year marks the 22nd year of Republic Act 9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management 2000. And through the Proclamation No. 760 in 2014 by late President Benigno Aquino III, which declared January of every year as Zero Waste Month, encourages the Filipino people to change their lifestyle and practices and shift to a more sustainable way of living. However, the adoption of this state policy throughout the country is still poorly implemented.

01152022 January is National Deworming Month

National Deworming Month is a twice a year campaign of the Department of Health observed every January and July to address the public health problem on soil-transmitted helminths. Several studies suggest that the prevalence of soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections in remote and poor rural areas is still high among children.

Soil-transmitted helminths (roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms) are the most common and widespread human parasites causing infection globally. They are estimated to infect about one quarter of the world’s population and has detrimental effects on the growth and development of children.

01142022 Regional outstanding LNFPs gratefully receive their cash incentives

Regional outstanding local nutrition focal points gratefully received their cash incentive from National Nutrition Council. Aside from the plaque of recognition received during the Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony last 23 November 2021, their respective local chief executives awarded the cheque on behalf of NNC.

The 2019 Regional Outstanding Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, Dr. Leonor Daite of Roxas, Oriental Mindoro received the cheque amounting to Php 30,000.00 on 6 January 2022 as awarded by Mayor Leo Cusi. Mayor Cusi also turned-over the cheque amounting to Php 8,000.00 to BNS Rebecca Ruga of Brgy. Paclasan, 3rd Runner-Up in the 2019 Search for Regional Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar and Oriental Mindoro Provincial Outstanding BNS.