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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

National survey: Chronic malnutrition in PH worst in 10 years

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Hunger malnutrition is a man made problem we create this situation and it s completely preventable says Save the Children

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

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

Local gov't action vs malnutrition is critical – DSWD

Aug 25, 2015 - 2:02 PM

The active participation of LGUs together with support from the private sector is needed to improve the nutritional status of Filipino children through DSWD s various programs

MORE THAN FEEDING. Can schools include food education aside from feeding programs? Photo from DSWD

What hunger, nutrition issues should 2016 candidates tackle?

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The 2016 elections agenda should also cover issues related to the problem of malnutrition and hunger in the Philippines

epa03825137 A Filipino mother (L) with her baby begs for money at an elevated pathway in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, 15 August 2013. A new report based on a survey by private national pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted from June 28 to 30, 2013, revealed that more Filipinos still considered themselves as 'food-poor'. Fourty nine percent of the Filipino respondents considered themselves as poor, equivalent to an estimated of 10.4 million households. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

What 'eating healthy' really means

Jul 29, 2015 - 3:43 PM

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

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

How to end obesity in the Philippines

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:36 PM

The National Nutrition Council says obesity is not just a health concern but also a societal problem affecting one out of 3 Filipino adults

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

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

United for healthier kids advocacy launched

Oct 25, 2014 - 3:16 PM

[Press release] The movement called United for Healthier Kids U4HK to help address the serious problem of child malnutrition in the country

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

How being overweight can threaten your health

Aug 05, 2014 - 2:25 PM

Using a Body Mass Index calculator you can find out whether you are vulnerable to diseases related to having excess weight

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

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

Tools to help you minimize food waste

Jan 23, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Every Filipino wastes 3 3 kg of rice a year equivalent to over 300 000 metric tons nationwide

SMART SOLUTIONS. Stop food waste from your smart phone with these helpful apps. Photo from shutterstock

Take it with a grain of 'iodized' salt

Dec 24, 2013 - 9:00 AM

The iodine status of pregnant and lactating women is of public health concern

NutriJuice Program kicks off 5th year of fight against anemia

Jul 29, 2013 - 4:09 PM

The program has already helped more than 200 000 school children all over the country

HEALTHY DRINK. The orange-flavored Nutrijuice drink, which is fortified with Vitamins A and C, lysine, zinc, and iron, has helped reduce the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia among schoolchildren.

Survey: Pregnant mothers nutritionally-at-risk

Jul 14, 2013 - 1:38 AM

A recent survey shows that one in every 4 pregnant Filipino women is nutritionally at risk

National survey: We have many malnourished children

Jul 12, 2013 - 4:07 PM

Results of a national nutrition survey show that 7 3 of children aged 0 to 47 months old suffer from acute malnutrition

Photo from EPA.

Eat camote, keep your heart healthy

Mar 30, 2012 - 11:34 AM

A recent study finds that eating root crops can help keep your cholesterol levels down

GOOD OLD CAMOTE. Affordable and good for your heart! Photo from Wikipedia