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#TECHNOTIPS: Proper Nutrition
by Catheryn Villorente - Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 01:22 PM
proper nutritionDid you know that the Philippines is one of the 10 countries with the most stunted under-five children in the world? Currently, 1 in 3 Filipino children 0-59 months old are stunted, with stunting highest among 12-23 months. Stunting, or pagkabansot in Filipino, is the impaired growth and development experienced by children due to poor nutrition, repeated infection, as well as inadequate psychosocial stimulation.

To the nanays and tatays, make sure to keep your children healthy and strong by adding fruits and vegetables to their diet, especially during the first 1,000 days or the period of conception until their second birthday.

With the theme “Batang Pinoy SANA TALL, Iwas Stunting SAMA ALL!”, this year's Nutrition Month celebration calls for a collective vision of having taller Filipino children by preventing stunting through the participation of government, non-government organizations, civil society, business, academe, communities, and families. The National Nutrition Council, as the lead agency for this campaign, encourages all stakeholders to ensure that families have access to nutritious food, the knowledge and skills to feed their children from locally sourced food, and access to services as provided in the “Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay” Act or RA 11148.

Know more about how you can support this campaign by visiting www.nnc.gov.ph.

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(By: Angelica Marie Umali, ATI-ISD)
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Re: #TECHNOTIPS: Proper Nutrition
by Mayname Alsagon - Monday, 27 July 2020, 03:09 PM
Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health.

The risk factors for adult chronic diseases, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes, are increasingly seen in younger ages, often a result of unhealthy eating habits and increased weight gain. Dietary habits established in childhood often carry into adulthood, so teaching children how to eat healthy at a young age will help them stay healthy throughout their life.
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