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Rappler's latest stories on health and nutrition


Philippines losing over P220 billion a year due to child undernutrition – report

Jan 23, 2018 - 7:19 PM

UNICEF Philippines Country Representative Lotta Sylwander says nutrition is 'not yet' a priority of the current administration, but 'there seems to be an increasing interest'

Raymond vs Raymond: No more excuses

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:04 PM

I just hated the way I looked I felt I could do so much more he says Watch his story here

Real talk from real parents: How do you raise strong kids?

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Letting your kids face the world on their own builds character

List: Places where you can volunteer and help children fight hunger

Mar 24, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Want to make your weekends or summer break more meaningful? Try volunteering at these places around the Philippines

Donna Cruz is a mother first

Jun 05, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Now a mother of three singer Donna Cruz shares tips on raising better and faster learners and how she keeps her relationship with her kids stronger than ever

INFOGRAPHIC: What happens when you don’t get enough fiber?

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:53 PM

Here’s what a no fiber body looks like


CONVERSATION: How to have a #LessGuiltFoodTrip

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:46 AM

Healthy eating should be about the right choices not deprivation What are your own eat happy stay healthy tips?

Cebu debate: Education, health on agenda, but not discussed

Mar 21, 2016 - 5:22 PM

Presidential candidates were able to tackle a few issues during the debate but they weren t asked about two key matters supposedly on the agenda

12 tips for a light and active summer vacation

Mar 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Indulge without the guilt Just keep these simple reminders in mind

Do you want to take Metamucil’s 14-day challenge?

Feb 26, 2016 - 6:58 PM

5 people will get Metamucil gift packs and Fitness First passes Entries must be submitted by Friday March 4

Rappler journalists finalists in Save the Children Media Awards

Oct 28, 2015 - 2:55 PM

Four Rappler journalists are recognized for their articles and photographs that uncover child hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines

The ‘breakdown’ you need to stay healthy

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Are you missing out on fiber’s numerous benefits for your body?


Aug 02, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Check out yummy food posts from our community and learn how you too can go on a food trip with less of the guilt trip

Busting 6 myths on obesity

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Filipinos still have some misguided notions about obesity Nutritionist dietitian and NNC nutrition officer Racelline Faye Calangi busts some of the myths

#HungerProject 2014: Untold stories of children

Dec 27, 2014 - 8:00 AM

On the first year of Rappler’s HungerProject we learn about the untold stories of children: the abused and abandoned the nomads the unwanted and sadly the ones who could not make it to 2015

Caring for children not their own

Nov 20, 2014 - 12:46 PM

Analyn and Ricky are investing their time and efforts for children not even their own Imagine a Philippines where there are more of these kinds of parents

On partisan politics, tenure, and nutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:03 PM

As much as we need political change at the local level to help eradicate malnutrition we also need to eradicate this kind of politicking in the overall superstructure to bring about far reaching change

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

Nutrition and the Philippines: 'Nation at risk'

Oct 14, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Right now we’re seeing a fight Policy versus practice says Florinda Panlilio of the National Nutrition Council

'I sent my child to Camp Crame'

Oct 01, 2014 - 12:41 PM

But even if a child is malnourished it doesn’t mean that he has to be that way forever Education can be his way out

Lawmaker to DepEd: Why not hire a nurse for every school?

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:11 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says during the budget hearing that it will not be practical to provide one nurse in each of the department’s 46 000 schools

Proper nutrition during disasters: Is it possible?

Aug 01, 2014 - 4:51 PM

In an orphanage in Laguna children are being fed with whatever was being given to them by donors See what happens during their Cookfest

COOKFEST.  The Cookfest gave students in Laguna, especially the orphans, a taste of the food that they really should be eating, if they were to eat healthily. All photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan/

'Food safety critical to PH future'

Jul 28, 2014 - 6:22 PM

Making sure food is safe is critical to our future

Hunger advocacy through arts

Jul 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Children and mothers express their ideas as health advocates through art

SUPER VEGGIES. Mothers made dolls based on their children's favorite vegetables. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?

Jul 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

An early warning system for hunger and food insecurity helps local government units create timely interventions

End hunger for today's and tomorrow's generation

May 31, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Is it possible to end hunger for generations to come? The answer is a big yes advocates say How? Governments should step up

UNITED ACTION. Health workers, volunteers, families, and advocates are encouraged to come together to work towards claiming victory in the global battle against hunger. Photo from ACF International Philippines

Junk food vs good food, what’s more expensive?

Feb 22, 2014 - 2:50 PM

Eating healthy doesn t necessarily mean spending a lot of money We compared the prices of junk food to healthier alternatives

How schools can help kids heal from disaster trauma

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:49 PM

Conduct play and art therapy as well as psychological first aid experts say Teachers should get debriefing first so they can help take care of the kids

Natural beauty remedies in your kitchen

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:00 PM

Need a beauty treatment but you don t have the budget? We have solutions for you

WITHIN ARM'S REACH. Fancy a beauty ritual? Check your kitchen.

4 reasons to eat brown rice

Sep 18, 2013 - 12:43 PM

This additional food supply will help decrease the Philippines’ importation of rice from other countries and help our country to become more rice sufficient

GOOD FOR THE BODY, ENVIRONMENT, COUNTRY. Eating brown rice not only has health benefits but also environmental and economic benefits. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Noah’s ark in the age of reality TV

May 11, 2013 - 5:30 PM

No engineer is capable of building this in 3 months — this is nanotechnology — the beds are collapsible designs are modular

BOATS THAT CAN SAVE FAMILIES. Guevara teaches people in the communities how to build these. All photos courtesy of Ed Guevara

Healthdev: 'DepEd fails to keep students fit'

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:08 PM

The HEALTHDEV Institute is of the view that the government established Health and Nutrition Centers HNCs are not able to address the needs of the students