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Lack of money should not be reason to go hungry.

Around 440 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino  Program and community volunteers were taught on July 28 the basics of backyard gardening by those who successfully ventured in the endeavor, either in their home backyard, in their offices, or schools. They were also taught food gardening technologies like hydroponics, aquaponics, bio-intensive gardening, and other regenerative agriculture technologies.

National Nutrition Council Chief of Information and Education Division Jovita Raval said teaching 4Ps beneficiaries the basics of gardening guarantees that despite their lack of financial resources, they will still be able to have access to nutritious food by planting right at their own yards or in pots if there is not enough space to plant.

She said if the beneficiaries pursue backyard gardening, they can even earn from it by selling the vegetables they planted fresh, or processed.


Baguio City- Sabik na sabik na ang mga magtatapos sa Nutrition School on the Air na dumalo sa nalalapit na graduation ceremony ng 2018 NSOA sa Agusto 19, 2018, ala- una ng hapon na gaganapin sa Diamond Hall ng Hotel Supreme, Magsaysay Road Baguio City.

Sa taong ito ay mas marami ang bilang ng mga magtatapos kumpara sa unang implementasyon ng programa noong nakaraang taon dito sa Rehiyon ng Kordilyera.

RNC Weight Management AttendeesBaguio City, 19 June 2018 (Rimaliza A. Opiña, Baguio Midland Courier) - The Regional Nutrition Committee in the Cordillera launched last June 19, 2018 the Regional Weight Management Project designed to address the high prevalence of overweight and obesity among government personnel in CAR.

The project is in response to the 2015 National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology that showed that 35.4 percent of adults in the Cordillera are either overweight or obese and the same showed that results in the region is higher than the national prevalence rate of 31.1 percent.

As initial activity of the RNC, member agencies and other regional line agencies underwent nutritional assessment by the Benguet State University. The assessment showed that 52 percent or five out of 10 employees in 22 line agencies in the region are either overweight or obese.

The Cordillera won three star awards in the 2018 National Nutrition awarding ceremony held on July 31 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Garnering the highest distinction in nutrition together with two other local government units was Alfonso Lista in Ifugao. The Nutrition Honor Award is given to a LGU that has sustained improvement in the nutritional status of their constituents for six consecutive years.

Alfonso Lista is known as the corn granary of the Cordillera. Nelly Simongo, municipal nutrition action officer of Alfonso Lista Municipal Nutrition Committee (MNC), attributed their success to the support of local government officials who made nutrition their priority and to the cooperation among the members of the local nutrition team.

AabraBANGUED, Abra, May 4 (PIA) -- Municipal and barangay nutrition committees of the province continue to undergo monitoring and evaluation to ensure their functionality and efficiency in delivering nutrition programs and activities.

The National Nutrition Council-Cordillera (NNC-CAR) and the Provincial Nutrition Committee of Abra (PNC) recently conducted the Monitoring and Evaluation on Local Level Plan of Implementation (MELLPI) in four municipalities namely Bangued, Danglas, Peñarubia and Tayum.

PNC Abra assisted by NNC-CAR evaluated the performance of the Municipal Nutrition Committee chaired by the local chief executives of the municipalities and the Barangay Nutrition Committee headed by the barangay chairperson.

CARMEnuTUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – Members of the Cordillera Administrative Region-Media Educators on Nutrition (CAR-MENU) learned from the “pros” in their recent visit to Cagayan the province for a benchmarking on the advocacies on nutrition by the Balay ni Ifan – the Region 2-based organization of media practitioners advocating good nutrition.

Established in 2009 as partner of the National Nutrition Council in promoting good nutrition in one of the most challenging provinces in the country, partly due to its location, Balay ni Ifan has cemented its repute as one of the most active media organizations in the country. Since its inception, it has produced many information and education materials all geared towards informing the public about the importance of good nutrition.

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