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03312021 NNC MIMAROPA hinikayat ang mga local na opisyales sa Palawan ng bigyang prayoridad ang programa sa nutrisyon
Nais patutukan at bigyan ng malaking prayoridad ng mga lokal na pamahalaan sa Palawan ang pagpapatupad ng mga programang pangnutrisyon sa lalawigan. Ito ang buod ng mensaheng ipinaabot ni Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator Ma. Eileen Blanco, RND, MPA ng National Nutrition Council (NNC)-MIMAROPA sa mga lokal na opisyales ng mga munisipyo.

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Worrying about what snack you can give to your children? Let NNC MIMAROPA guide you on your parenthood journey! We know that thinking of a healthy snack for children can be a tedious job for a parent. With a lot of products available in supermarkets and advertised on televisions you are probably wondering what’s healthy and what isn’t?

Before we start, let us first define what is a snack? According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “a snack is generally defined as any food eaten between main meals”. Given its definition, it is a food that is considered light just enough to fill your stomach in between meals and it can also be a way to introduce new nutritious foods that your kids can try. 

03302022 BNS Travelling Allowance Request
The deployment of a Barangay Nutrition Scholar (BNS) in every barangay is pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 1569 (1979). They monitor the nutritional status of children and other nutritionally at-risk groups and link them with nutrition and nutrition-related service providers. With all the responsibilities of a BNS, they are entitled to receive some incentives like monthly travelling allowance from the National Nutrition Council (NNC).

03302022 Link of Processed Meat Consumption with Cardiovascular diseases
According to the World Health Organization, “Processed meat refers to meat that has been transformed through salting, curing, fermentation, smoking, or other processes to enhance flavor or improve preservation. Most processed meats contain pork or beef, but processed meats may also contain other red meats, poultry, offal, or meat by-products such as blood. Examples of processed meat include hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, and biltong or beef jerky as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces.”

BNS Survivorship Assistance How to Apply
The Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) play an important role in monitoring the nutritional status of children and other nutritionally at-risk groups in a community. They are also equipped with enough training in organizing community nutrition activities and disseminating nutrition information in the barangay.

As discussed in the previous articles about the incentives a BNS is entitled to, their beneficiary can also receive a survivorship assistance worth P20,000.00. 

03302022 Tips in Reducing Sugar Sweetened Beverage Intake
Sugar-sweetened beverages are among the popular thirst quenchers for both childrens and adults here in the Philippines. Sugar-sweetened beverage is described by the United States Department of Agriculture as any drink sweetened with added sugars such as brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, and sucrose. Regular soda, fruit drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened waters, and coffee and tea beverages with added sugars are just a few examples. It is one of the sources of added sugar in an individual’s diet. When taken in high amounts can be a risk factor in developing obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and tooth decay.