Cebu City - Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), stroke, diabetes and some specific cancers are now becoming the dominant causes of morbidity and mortality not only in the Philippines but also worldwide (WHO, 2002). In 2010, chronic diseases accounted for approximately 50% of deaths nationwide. More than half of these deaths are attributed to CVD. In addition, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases already affect a large portion of the population and are appearing earlier in life (WHO, 2011). These diseases are also the leading cause of disability among Filipinos and pose a great burden to the country. Factors that can increase the risk of developing chronic diseases are an unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco and excessive alcohol consumption. A shift toward high fat diet, energy dense diet and sedentary lifestyle has been the trend in the country today.