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Tax on sugary drinks? Nutritionists say they help poor meet dietary needs

Aug 31, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Senator JV Ejercito suggests imposing the tax based on the drink s sugar content not volume

ANTI-POOR? A bill pending in Congress proposes to impose a P10 tax per liter of sugar sweetened beverage. File photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP

Proposed law wants health warnings vs salty, sugary food

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:08 AM

House Bill 5964 warns against food or drink containing sodium or sugar at least 20 higher than the recommended limit intake in the most recent Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake

Ubial urges LGUs to help stop PH malnutrition time bomb

May 04, 2017 - 4:08 PM

We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial

FIGHT VS MALNUTRITION. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial leads the launch of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022l in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia

Why RH matters: Teenage moms and childhood undernutrition

Sep 01, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Government officials push for the full implementation of the reproductive health law as part of the efforts to improve child nutrition in the country

Gov't urged: Give undernutrition same attention as illegal drugs

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:03 PM

A research specialist from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute says that out of the 42 036 barangays in the country about 78 have at least one undernourished child

PH losing P328B a year due to childhood stunting

Aug 30, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Childhood stunting in Mindanao is at 40 which is also the average for countries in sub Saharan Africa

FNRI website 'a big milestone' for public health despite limitations

Feb 24, 2016 - 1:35 PM

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute s website looks to improve the health of all Filipinos but Internet speed may put a damper on those plans

WEBSITE. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute is looking to the internet to deliver their services to a wider audience. Image courtesy of Mara Mercado

PH fails to halve child malnutrition within 25 years

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The Philippines did not reach its target of reducing child malnutrition as part of the Millennium Development Goals

On nutrition: How does PH compare with other ASEAN nations?

Nov 05, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Childhood malnutrition in the Philippines slightly went down over the years but its pace is still the slowest among all ASEAN countries

MALNUTRITION. Aside from its impacts on physical health, malnutrition also imposes social and economic burdens on countries. Graphic by Emil Mercado/Rappler

What causes food insecurity in the PH's poorest provinces?

Nov 03, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Families in the Philippines poorest provinces cite inadequate income and lack of a job as reasons why they experience hunger

Hungry for change: Mothers against malnutrition

Oct 24, 2015 - 9:01 AM

What do you know about malnutrition? Hunger isn’t a question of quantity

What 'eating healthy' really means

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Will diet delivery programs be good for you in the long run?

Material World: What can Madonna's Super VIP ticket cover?

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:45 AM

The most expensive ticket for Madonna s concert is worth P57 750 beyond the reach of the average Filipino

Angara calls for Senate inquiry vs food insecurity and malnutrition

Jul 08, 2015 - 4:43 PM

The Senate inquiry seeks to gather government agencies to point out problems and solutions related to food insecurity and malnutrition in the Philippines

Preventing obesity at home, community, and school

Jul 04, 2015 - 8:06 PM

With obesity related health risks claiming at least 3 4 million adults worldwide it is high time to step up the fight against it

Brown rice recipes to try at home

Jun 27, 2015 - 4:00 PM

Recipes that will convince your family to eat brown rice

The importance of a healthy 'baon'

Jun 13, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Children nowadays spend more time in school than at home and may be vulnerable to eating unhealthy food

Best for babies: Top 10 foods for healthy babies

Jun 06, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Feeding babies is tricky because of their sensitive digestive system

DOST's food program works in Agusan del Norte town – study

Jun 02, 2015 - 7:18 PM

84 out of 88 children hit their normal body weight after 120 days under the program

More than frying: Value-added fish recipes for the Filipino household

May 17, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Fishes are great sources of nutrients but you don t need to eat sinigang all the time

Indigenous vegetables and the Filipino diet

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:18 AM

The decreasing number of Filipinos consuming vegetables is alarming and might lead to bigger problems related to malnutrition

Lifesaving 6: Saving mothers and children from malnutrition

Apr 28, 2015 - 6:46 PM

Save the Children s Lifesaving 6 promotes key concepts to help end malnutrition among children and mothers

epa04646658 Filipino mothers breastfeed their newly born babies during the 'First Embrace' campaign for Early Essential Newborn Care of the World Health Organization (WHO) inside Fabella government maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, 04 March 2015. The 'First Embrace' is the immediately sustained skin-to-skin contact of baby to mother after giving birth. The 'First Embrace' act of affection that transfers life-saving warmth, placental blood and protective bacteria from mother to newborn. The act also added benefit of promoting a natural bond between mother and child that improves the condition of all babies including those born premature, sick or by Caesarean section. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

How to keep kids energized this summer

Apr 21, 2015 - 9:44 PM

Don t let health risks get in the way of a joyful summer

What are the top 20 food products consumed by Filipinos?

Mar 28, 2015 - 3:44 PM

The latest Food Consumption Survey reveals that among the top 5 are rice salt cooking oil coffee and sugar

COMMON. The FCS results show that the top 20 commonly consumed food products by Filipinos remain unchanged.

More Filipinos eat less – survey

Mar 27, 2015 - 1:58 PM

According to the Food Consumption Survey done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute 7 in 10 Filipino households do not meet the daily dietary energy requirements

epa01769192 A Filipino couple try to feed their children as they share a bowl of rice at a roadside in an urban poor district of Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 22 June 2009. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that world hunger could reach a historic high in 2009, with 1.02 billion people going hungry every day. The FAO reports that poor communities have less access to food due to lower income, rising unemployment and rising prices of food resulting from the world economic crisis. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

Is the minimum wage enough for a day's worth of nutritious meals?

Mar 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The gap between the food budget and food expenses is evident in the increasing number of families identifying themselves as food poor

How expiring fruits and veggies can help end hunger

Mar 19, 2015 - 7:29 PM

How do you feed 9 billion people by 2050? Graduate students propose to extend the life of about to expire fruits and vegetables

Makati, Taguig lead NCR cities in fight vs malnutrition

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Official data show that all of the cities in Metro Manila are faring better than others in the war against malnutrition

Where to find highest number of undernourished children in NCR?

Mar 11, 2015 - 10:45 AM

Is your city part of the top 5 local government units in the National Capital Region with the highest prevalence of undernutrition?

2015 nutrition month to focus on obesity

Feb 19, 2015 - 6:39 PM

The National Nutrition Council aims to put the spotlight on the problem of obesity in the Philippines during the National Nutrition Month in July

Too little, too much: The problem with double burden malnutrition

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Double burden malnutrition means most children s food intake is either continuously insufficient or in excess of dietary energy requirements

How hungry was the Philippines in 2014?

Jan 28, 2015 - 4:35 PM

The latest SWS survey shows that the PH did well in fighting hunger in 2014 but international reports say otherwise

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Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

Poe: Hunger and malnutrition hinder Filipino youth's potential

Nov 16, 2014 - 8:52 PM

A recent survey shows almost 20 of children under 5 years old are underweight while 30 are stunted or too small for their age

On misinformation and malnutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:45 AM

All of them may mean well but good intentions alone may not be enough What happens if the people who are trying to help also need help?

INFOGRAPHIC: The '10 Kumainments'

Oct 28, 2014 - 8:34 AM

Etched in two loaves of bread are the 10 Kumainments Do you live by them?

Malnutrition reduction program targets babies, parents, LGUs

Oct 07, 2014 - 1:11 PM

The problem may come at the end of feeding programs What happens to the children then?

Nutribun: Remember me?

Oct 04, 2014 - 8:19 PM

Do you remember eating Nutribun as a child? The Manila government is reviving the school feeding program with a few changes in place

Bill seeks to make feeding programs regular in public schools

Aug 14, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Under the Senate Bill No 202 a budgetary allocation shall be made to institutionalize feeding program on public schools across the country

Who are your barangay nutrition scholars?

Jul 26, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Each BNS aspirant needs to undergo a 30 day training where the many ways to save children from malnutrition are taught

HOUSEHOLD. A BNS weights a child to check if he's underweight. Photo from the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation

INFOGRAPHIC: What's the nutritional status of Filipinos?

Jul 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Despite changes a lot more still needs to be done by government

How local crops can end malnutrition

Jul 10, 2014 - 7:24 PM

The key to fighting hunger may already be in your home garden

Latest PH Nutrition Survey reveals little progress in beating hunger

Jul 10, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The 2013 National Nutrition Survey reveals how far the Philippines has gone in its fight against hunger

Toward a healthy Cagayan de Oro

Jul 08, 2014 - 5:37 PM

How did the most destructive storm of 2011 pave the way for better nutrition programs in Cagayan De Oro?

IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS. FNRI-developed food such as BIGMO ensures that children get the right nutrients the body needs. Graphic by Mara Mercada / photo courtesy of DOST-FNRI

What a 'Pinggang Pinoy' should look like

Jul 05, 2014 - 11:00 AM

A healthier body can be achieved by following the food guide of the FNRI

PINGGANG PINOY. The new visual food guide aims to promote the right proportion every meal among Filipino adults. Graphic by Mara Mercado

From numbers to action, thanks to the National Nutrition Survey

Jul 01, 2014 - 2:36 PM

Behind every health program implemented is year long data gathering

The problem with unlimited rice

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A diverse diet is key to better health but in a country that s big on rice this might be a problem

Feeding the mind and body

May 26, 2014 - 10:55 AM

An International Rice Research Institute program aims to teach young schoolchildren the importance of nutrition and food security

FOR STARTERS. Seeds were given to select schools in order to give them a headstart. Photo by Adrienne Villaruel/Rappler

How food insecurity threatens us

Mar 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines has the highest prevalence of food inadequacy among Asia s tiger cub economies from 2005 to 2012 says the FAO

  • FOOD INSECURE. More than a quarter of Filipino adults are food insecure as of the latest National Nutrition Survey from 2011. Graphic by Mara Elize Mercado/Rappler

Hungry children: What happens to their behavior?

Feb 13, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Aside from affecting physical growth and development the claws of hunger also rip children of their confidence and sunny disposition

HUNGER AND CHILD BEHAVIOR. Doctors observe that malnourished children are more irritable, lethargic, and apathetic than well-nourished kids. Photo by Jez Aznar/AFP