04262022 EPAHP MOU Signing

Members of the MIMAROPA Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) headed by Regional Program Coordinator Lemuel T. Tabaosares visited the National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA Regional Office on 26 April 2022 for the signing of EPAHP MIMAROPA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

04152022 What Can You Eat During Lent

In the Christian calendar, Lent is a 40-day period preceding Easter. Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and preparation. Christians imitate Jesus Christ's 40-day desert fast and sacrifice by observing Lent. Fasting from both food and festivities is a feature of Lent. The season of Lent is deeply ingrained in Philippine culture. On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, as well as every Friday during the Lenten season, fasting and abstinence from meat and savory foods are common customs. Let's take a closer look at the advantages of adhering to these customs.

04092022 Migraine Nutrition


Have you ever experienced a day where you though that your daily routine is going smoothly then suddenly you feel a sharp pounding pain in your head which impaired your thinking where you can’t get anything done? Headaches can result to poor productivity at work or school, reduce social time and overall loss of quality of life.

04072022 World Health Day


The National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA is one with the world in celebrating World Health Day today, 7 April 2022, with the theme “Our Planet, Our Health”.

World Health Day is celebrated annually every 7th of April since 1950s which aims to create awareness on a specific theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO).

For this year’s celebration, WHO and its partners calls for action on the opportunity for a green and healthy recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO firmly believes that the health of the individuals and the planet should be at the center of actions and a movement should be fostered to create societies focused on well-being.   

04102022 Complementary Food Recipes

Running out of quick yet healthful meal ideas for your babies? Or probably thinking how to creatively introduce fruits and vegetables to your child? This article is very timely for you!

Proper nutrition within the first 1000 days of life scope is very crucial in attaining the optimum growth and development needed by the baby to reach its full capacity. One of the reasons why the Philippines has increased malnutrition prevalence rates over the years was due to improper and ineffective way of giving complementary foods to children.

04092022 Dietary Supplementation Program Revamped 1

Lugaw or rice porridge is used to be one of the common meals for malnourished children during feeding programs. It’s cost-effective, simple to make and easy to digest not to mention that it can be added with toppings such as sliced meat, fruits, and vegetables to increase its energy and nutrient value to meet a portion of a child’s recommended energy and nutrient intake.

While lugaw is the go-to meal for supplementary feeding programs from either government or non-government organizations, having a 90-120 day feeding of having lugaw as a meal may be too monotonous for children which may possibly lead them to dropping out.

With the passage of Republic Act 11037 also known as Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act and RA 11148 or Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act, National Government Agencies in coordination with the National Nutrition Council and Food and Nutrition Research Institute have developed a menu guide calendar which contains wide range of nutritious meals for young child (6-23 months), preschool (24-59 months) and school children (kindergarten to grade 6) which meets to the age groups recommended energy and nutrient intake.