Nutribun was originally designed as a convenient “ready-to-eat complete meal” for public elementary school feeding programs to combat child malnutrition in the Philippines. Nutrition-wise, the Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI), a partner of the National Nutrition Council, enhanced the nutribun. 


Annually the National Nutrition Council provides financial assistance (traveling allowances, medical and survivorship) to the unsung heroes of the community- the Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS). This is to recognize and appreciate their hard work and efforts towards the improvement and betterment of the nutrition situation in the barangays and the people in the community.  


A Project Team from BBF1KD ''Breaking Barriers in the First 1000 Days of a Child", led by their Executive Director Norma Chan-Pongan, had a courtesy call to RNPC Guillen on April 26, 2021. They presented the project and discussed it with RNPC Guillen, NO III Sedantes, and ECCD-F1K PNC Suing.


In 2017, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 6 together with the Western Visayas Nutri-Media Circle and the Regional Nutrition Committee translated the 10 Kumainments, the popularized version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos, into Hiligaynon for better understanding of the people in the region.

TK DSP Negros Occidental

National Nutrition Council Dietary Supplementation Program dubbed as “Tutok Kainan” kicked off in the Province of Negros Occidental on 7 April 2021. The Province of Negros Occidental is the pilot province for the implementation of the program. It was chosen to be part of the program being a 1st priority Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) area, Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 priority area and in the top 30 provinces with highest adolescent birth rate.

2021 NM Month Theme

This year’s Nutrition Month campaign – “Malnutrisyonpatuloynalabanan, First 1000 days tutukan!” 

A theme is chosen each year to highlight an important and timely concern on nutrition which is approved by the NNC Technical Committee. Malnutrition in the country is expected to worsen as a result of the pandemic and limited resources for nutrition. For 2021, the theme highlights the call for continued efforts to fight Malnutrition focused on the First 1000 Days of life - starting from the first day of conception until the 2nd birthday of the child - globally considered as the “golden window of opportunity” for interventions that aim to achieve the maximum potential of a child’s growth and development.