52883863 2164692213566450 7977848752423567360 nTaguig City- With the vision of actively engaging clients and partners to improve nutrition and health seeking behaviors through an efficient and effective web operations, the National Nutrition Council (NNC) convened a General Assembly of the NNC Web Team and Regional Publishers on 11-12 February 2019 at the NNC Board Room, NNC Central Office, Taguig City.

This year,important updates were shared particularly to evolving developments in website management to include topic on the National Government Portal (NGP) Transition which was discussed by the invited officers from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). Likewise, a short discussion on “Packaging information into a powerful presentation” was shared by the NNC Website Coordinator, Ms. GiggayGawifor the participant’s additional knowledge and skills in data presentation and dissemination.

Happy VAdmit it, surely, we all want to have someone special to date with this Valentine’s Day may it be our parents, siblings, friends, relatives, or significant others. But what if we already have that someone special but the only thing that keeps us from having a romantic and memorable Valentine’s Day is our health? Find out in this article the DO’S of proper and healthy diets for you not to have a heart ailment or a broken heart.

  1. Consume more fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants in fruits & vegetables offer protection against heart disease.
  2. To avoid the occurrence of heart attack, have a diet low in salt and saturated fat. Avoid adding salt when preparing meals and limit eating in fast food restaurants.
  3. Choose healthier fats and oils for cooking (e.g. canola, sunflower, soybean, olive, sesame and peanut oils).
  4. Drink mainly water and avoid sugar sweetened drinks. Choose caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea in moderation.
  5. To lower the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and many other problems, lessen the intake of alcoholic beverages.

Following these easy-to-remember reminders and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will surely give you a fit and healthy heart. No need to worry about getting your heart broken on the Valentine’s since these tips ensure a happy heart for a lifetime.

Have a healthy-hearty-Valentine’s!


himsog decORMOC CITY – The Harmonised Initiatives of Media for the Spread of Good Nutrition in Region 8 (HIMSoG-8), the media-group partner of National Nutrition Council in Eastern Visayas, will coordinate first with the Mayor’s Office in local government units (LGUs) in its targeting for the Media-Nutrition Caravans for year 2019.

This came was consensus of the membership during a Program Implementation Review (PIR) of the group held on December 21, 2018 at the Sabin Resort Hotel, here. The one-day event headed by HIMSoG President Antonio Pueblos extended as well as 4th Quarter Meeting, 8th Anniversary and Christmas Party.

Radyo Kausbawan of Palompon Institute of Technology receiving awards during the 4th Nutriskwela Community Radio Awards at The Mansion Hotel, Iloilo City on 17 January 2019. Palompon, Leyte - “Ato ni!” Who would disown his/her very own radio station when its success on air means four awards for its upcoming fourth year anniversary? News, talks, songs, nutrition tips and health information, these are what community radio of Palompon has in store for the community. 

On January 17, 2019, Radyo Kausbawan bagged four awards in the 4th Nutriskwela Community Radio Awards during the 9th National Conference of the Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program at The Mansion, Iloilo City, which was attended by the College President Dr. Norberto C. Olavides, Radyo Kausbawan Station Manager Rothelia Maria G. Ugsad and Program Manager Ryan N. Wenceslao. The awards were the Best Female Broadcaster, Best Program Manager, 3rd Place Best Tarpaulin and Finalist for the Best Original Nutrition Plug.

kain naPALO, LEYTE - The sweetest time of the year is spending quality time with your family and loved ones on holiday's season. Of course, the celebration of love and peace is incomplete without feasting on the food prepared wholeheartedly using the family traditional's secret recipe. Fatty foods such as lechon, sweet glazed ham, fruit cake, embutido, kaldereta, spaghetti and pancit, leche flan and ube jam and cakes and alike will surely delight the tummies of everyone without reservation.   But have you ever wonder why our government keep on campaigning specifically on 10 kumainments and pinggang pinoy and will remind us on "maghinay hinay sa maaalat at matataba"? Maghinay hinay sa maaalat at matataba is a very timely reminder for us during holiday seasons wherein we should eat in moderation because everything that we eat that is too much is bad for our health and will likely to develop non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, hypertension and cancer in the future. Hence, the celebration of love and peace during holiday seasons is more meaningful and still enjoyable as long as we eat and feast in moderation without worrying the NCDs.

So before you say goodbye to 2018, make sure to face 2019 with a healthy heart by following these holiday food safety tips from the Department of Health and National Nutrition Council:

50827395 390701854831120 2216820040953495552 nTACLOBAN CITY - “The First 1000 Days set the foundation for a child’s ability to grow, learn and earn in the future”, Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF Representative-Philippines during the launching of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) project Integrated Nutrition and Health Actions in the First 1000 Days on 24 January 2019 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Manila.

The memorable launching was graced by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines, His Excellency Han-Dong-Man, Undersecretary of Health (DOH) Gerardo V. Bayugo, National Nutrition Council (NNC) Deputy Executive Director Azucena M. Dayanghirang, the different invited stakeholders, the recipient local government units of Samar, Northern Samar and Zamboanga del Norte and speakers and guests working towards the integrated actions in the first 1000 days.

Reduction in the prevalence rates of stunting among young children with 10% from baseline prevalence in the 19 project areas from 2018 to 2024 is the overall goal of the project. Furthermore, the project will give a more responsive enabling policy and governance environment at the national and local levels that support the comprehensive approach to maternal, infant and child nutrition and health in the critical first 1000 days of life window; strengthen systems for the delivery of quality and comprehensive nutrition and health services for the first 1000 days provided to women, newborns and children; and improve knowledge, attitudes and practices of pregnant women, mothers and caregivers.