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January2023 mitigating malnutritionCebu City – One of the protected human rights, the right to food has long been concepted in history. Way back in 1948, in the article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family, including food.” All of us, no matter who or what or where are our origins, has the right to a lifestyle that is sufficient for standard health and well-being, including the access to food.

In 1990 a series of UN-led conferences that focused on global issues such as human rights of women and children, hunger, among others has shaped the commitment and generated a Copenhagen Declaration of Social Development. And by September of 2000, world leaders assembled and adopted goals regarding peace, development, environment, human rights, and hunger which established the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In our country, the right to nutrition is strongly expressed in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. 

January2023 proteinCebu City - Proteins is popularly known as “grow foods” or is known to build and repair tissues. Proteins are compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen atoms arranged into amino acids linked in a chain. Proteins provide many essential functions in the body. It supports muscle contraction and movement, supports the regulation and expression of DNA and RNA, and provide support to the body. When one lacks intake of protein, a person’s immune system will weaken, more at risk of bone fracture, and can get protein deficiencies. What must have done to prevent this?

Here is a list of protein rich foods:

Fish - Fish is a low-fat high quality protein. Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin). Fish is rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals, such as iron, zinc, iodine, magnesium, and potassium

January2023 Breastfeeding MythsCarmen, Cebu - Ang pagpasuso managlahi sa matag inahan ug mahimong lisud usahay alang sa uban. Kung mabdos ka o bag-ong inahan, makadungog ka og daghang istorya bahin sa pagpasuso—ang uban maayo, ang uban dili maayo! Ang pipila niini makapahibulong kanimo ug maghatag nimo og pagduda kon angay ba o dili ang pagpasuso alang kanimo. Apan dli angay maguol kay naay mga eksperto nagpamatuod unsay sakto ug unsay tuo-tuo lang.

Ania ang mga tuotuo ug kamatuoran bahin sa pagpasuso sa inahan nga angay natong hibaw-on:

January2023 MUAC TapeTanjay City, Negros Oriental – Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children under five years of age is one of the major causes of child mortality. It is defined as a very low weight for height (below -3 z scores of the median WHO growth standards), by visible severe wasting, or by the presence of nutritional oedema. But how can we prevent death to children caused by SAM?

Early detection using the Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) tape is one of the key factors in addressing severe acute malnutrition. According to the National Nutrition Council, “MUAC tape is a simple plastic tape used in determining the thinness to weight-for-height of a child through measuring of the circumference of an individual’s left upper arm between the tip of the shoulder and the tip of the elbow”.

January2023 SeleniumCebu City - What are the benefits of selenium in the body? Is it healthy? Can it bring harmful effects to the body?

Selenium is a crucial component of several enzymes and proteins known as selenoproteins that assist in the production of DNA and defend against cellular deterioration and infections.

January2023 PhosphorusCebu City – What is phosphorus? Is it essential for our body?

Phosphorus is found in many foods naturally and can also be taken as a supplement. It has several functions in the body. Phosphorus is a crucial component of cell membranes, bones, and teeth. It maintains a normal range of blood pH and aids in the activation of enzymes.