0324202 NNC MIMAROPA first face to face


The National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA, together with the District/City Nutrition Program Coordinators Association of the Philippines Inc. (D/CNPCAP) – MIMAROPA and Federation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars (FBNS) – MIMAROPA held its two-day joint meeting on 22-23 March 2022 at the Bell Mansion Hotel, Quezon City.

5 Breastmilk Nutrition and Protection 1

Breastmilk provides the most ideal nutrition for infants having the nearly perfect mix of nutrients needed for growth and development. Breastmilk provides all the energy and nutrients that the infant needs for the first months of life, and it continues to provide up to half or more of a child’s nutritional needs during the second half of the first year, and up to one third during the second year of life. It also contains antibodies that gives protection from many common childhood illnesses.

Noong 2020, nakapagtala ang Department of Health ng humigit kumulang 75,405 na bagong kaso ng Type 2 Diabetes sa buong Pilipinas. Mas mataas kumpara sa mga bagong naitalang kaso na may bilang na 54, 796 noong 2019. Nakakabahalang isipin na patuloy na tumataas ang bilang ng mga taong nagkaroon ng Type 2 Diabetes sa ating bansa. Anu-ano nga ba ang sanhi ng pagkakaroon nito?

4 Get to know your Vitamin K
Did you know that adding small amount of fat on your Vitamin K-rich foods may help improve its nutrient absorption? We recommend you drizzle a little bit of oil to your green leafy vegetables!


The province of Palawan is one of the hard-hit local government units still dealing with the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, which destroyed most dwellings and cut off water, electricity, and telecommunication cables in the province. Typhoon Odette made landfall on the municipality of Roxas, Palawan on 17 December 2021, severely affecting the city with a population of 73,541. It also hit nearby municipalities of Araceli and Dumaran.

Last 6 January 2021, the Palawan Nutrition Committee headed by Ms. Rachel Paladan, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer of Palawan and NNC MIMAROPA headed by NPC Ma. Eileen B. Blanco, convened for an updating meeting to assess which activities have already been taken and what actions are needed in response to Palawan's nutrition emergency brought by Typhoon Odette.

3 Get to know your Vitamin E 1
Did you know that Vitamin E helps our body by reducing free radical damage and slows the aging process of our cells?

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with several forms consist of tocopherols and tocotrienols.  Only the alpha-tocopherol form of Vitamin E is the most abundant form and used up by the human body. It is the only form that reverses vitamin E deficiency.