Siargao begins a quest for nutrition resiliency

Resilience to natural and man-made disasters tops the agenda of Siargao Island mayors after they witnessed the devastation of typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). To reach resiliency, the mayors are prioritizing health and nutrition improvements to ensure their constituents’ good health and safety even during emergencies. The Alumni Association of Asian Institute of Management (AAAIM) […]

5 Manila villages improve nutrition systems in 3 months

Just three months after attending the Barangay Leadership for Nutrition and Development (BL4ND), five barangays (villages) in Manila fulfilled needed nutrition reforms, including: the formulation of the Barangay Nutrition Action Plan with funding; the designation of the Barangay Nutrition Action Officer; and intensified tracking, profiling, and assessment of pregnant women and malnourished children. Barangays 123, 212, […]

DOH-Region 8 partners with ZFF for UHC and nutrition

In a nod to Zuellig Family Foundation’s (ZFF) programs on Universal Health Care (UHC), the Department of Health’s Center for Health Development in Region 8 (DOH-CHD 8) collaborated with ZFF to accelerate UHC implementation and address nutrition challenges in the region. The DOH-CHD 8 has been a ZFF partner since 2013 under health governance leadership […]

Two PH cities on their way to better nutrition governance

The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) concluded the initial training and learning sessions to its two partners that share ZFF’s vision of ensuring the proper nutrition of pregnant women and children up to two years of age or what is known as the first 1,000 days (F1KD) of life. Cebu From Oct. 5 to 6, ZFF […]

Kids’ nutrition and food sufficiency in provincial cities

There will likely be more stunted, wasted, and underweight children because of COVID-19. Without proper interventions, these children are put to a disadvantaged up to their adult lives. It was Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, who also heads the government’s hunger task force, who expressed the bleak expectation following the September SWS poll that showed 7.6 […]

3 Cities for Better F1KD Nutrition

Malnutrition remains serious in the Philippines, where according to a 2018 survey, 15 percent of children 0-23 months were underweight, 25.5 percent were stunted, and 7 percent were wasted. The 2018 Expanded National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department to Science and Technology also showed that iron-deficiency anemia, which […]