Featured Image Nutrition ChecklistNancy Cudis-Ucag, MIND 7 - When you’re absorbed in the preparation for the next company meeting or for an upcoming annual event, it is easy to lose yourself while carrying out the long list of tasks to ensure its success.

The preparation can take weeks or months. Within this time, it is also easy to postpone your well-being with a promise to rest fully at home, exercise and eat well after the big day. But in the meantime, the work-related stress you’re inflicting on yourself can take a toll on your body and the promise you made for yourself can be replaced at anytime with a full bed rest in a hospital instead.

Dagan Para Sa Gatas Ni NanayCebu Philippines – Breastfeeding is one of the advocacies of the National Nutrition Council. Through its various partners and networks, NNC 7 has conducted various events, trainings, seminars, conferences, counseling and other activities to further promote the importance of exclusive breastfeeding and appropriate complementary feeding.

One such initiative is the advocacy run dubbed “Dagan Para sa Gatas ni Nanay” which will be held on 19 March 2017 at the Pueblo Verde, Lapu-Lapu City. This activity is spearheaded by L.A.T.C.H (Lactation, Attachment, Training, Counseling and Help) in partnership with AboitizLand.The run will begin at 4 p.m. inside the Mactan Export Zone (MEPZ) 2 grounds. Registration fee is at P300 each for the categories 10K, 5K and 1K which is a special category designed for parents carrying their babies in harnesses or body carriers and kiddie runners for ages 10 years old and below.

Carmen Cebu receives monitoring tools for NEWSCebu, Province – Now on its 2nd year of the implementation of the Nutrition in Early Warning System (NEWS), the Municipality of Carmen, Cebu is delighted to receive their new set of weighing scales and steel rules during its core group meeting on 22 February 2017 at the Birthing Home, Carmen, Cebu.

Municipal Councilor and Chair, Committee on Health Hon. Vicente K. Laping received the five weighing scales and height boards to be used by the sentinel barangays. These were handed over by NNC 7’s Nutrition Officer II Nasudi G. Soluta and NO I Julie Vannie B. Palaca.

CDU students finish Public Health Nutrition InternshipCarmen, Cebu – Thirty-three happy and contented nutrition and dietetics students of the Cebu Doctors’ University received their certificate of completion during the culminating activity of the Public Health Nutrition Internship at the Carmen Municipal Gym, Carmen, Cebu on 13 March 2017.

Carmen, Cebu is one of the identified Nutrition in Early Warning System (EWS) areas in the region next to Buenavista, Bohol and Dalaguete, Cebu. More than a hundred participants composed of municipal officials, members of the MNC, barangays captains, midwives, BNSs, BHWs and students attended the culminating activity.

V day specialValentine's Day is a great time to celebrate love and can be a reminder to make healthy choices as part of your everyday life. Your sweetheart may have the key to your heart, but eating healthy and being physically active can be the key to a healthier heart. Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day on your own or with someone else, take steps to celebrate a healthy valentine.

Taking a long, romantic walk with your beloved is a good way in celebrating valentine’s day. You will be able to talk about many things together while walking and able to exercise yourselves. Try to make it a regular habit. Taking a regular walk can help lower the blood sugar level and boost energy as well. Thus, making it an advantage for both of you being physically healthy and your bonding moment as a couple.

Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers, it is a celebration time for families in general. Hence, lots of activities could be done. Picnic could be fun for children. Games would make an enjoyable bond such as Scavenger Hunt wherein hidden notes are kept around the house and the children should look for it. They need to find the other notes and guess the written riddles in it, thus exercise their thinking skills and physical strengths.

Siquijor BNSs receive their very first honorariumSiquijor Province – Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs) of the Province of Siquijor rejoiced as they were finally given honorarium by the Provincial government. The financial support was released by the Accounting Office on 08 February 2017.

All 134 BNSs of the six municipalities of the province received the first half of their honorarium for the previous year, as the provincial nutrition committee thru its PNAO Dr. Josefina S. Bucol and DNPC Helen S. Jimenez have already complied with all the requirements for the release of funds.

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