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Feb 28 Event Poster SUN CSA PH GAQUEZON CITY – On March 5, 2020, civil society organizations (CSOs) from different regions will convene at Hive Hotel, Quezon City to unify efforts to address malnutrition in the Philippines. This summit is organized by the Scaling-Up Nutrition Civil Society Alliance Philippines (SUN-CSA PH) and Philippine Coalition of Advocates for Nutrition Security, Inc. (PhilCAN), together with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), in partnership with Inquirer.net, InqPOP, Wazzup Pilipinas, and DZUP. This event hopes to create a collaborative environment where CSOs can align their distinct strategies, programs, and resources with the government’s national nutrition priorities.

rnacMUNTINLUPA CITY, Oct. 24-- As an annual event of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) – Calabarzon to honor and give due recognition to outstanding Local Government Units (LGU) and Local Nutrition Workers (LNW) in the field of nutrition in the region, the 2019 Calabarzon Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony (RNAC) was held last 23 October 2019 at Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Around 300 guests and awardees attended the event, who were welcomed by Assistant Regional Director Dr. Paula Paz M. Sydiongco of the Department of Health (DOH) – Calabarzon, in behalf of Regional Director and Regional Sub-Committee on Nutrition (RSCN) Chair Dr. Eduardo C. Janairo. The RNAC was graced by the presence of NNC Executive Director Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker. In her message, she encouraged all the LGUs and LNWs to scale up the implementation of PPAN nutrition interventions and sustain their gains.

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The country’s first situational commentary show on the First 1000 Days, “Dok Ricky, Pedia ng Barangay” bid farewell to its viewers after four meaningful seasons on 18 January 2020. The show, produced by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI),  aimed to promote positive behaviors along the First 1000 Days to improve nutritional status of children under two years of age.

3 Nutrition Tips for Immunity

Globalization has increased the spread of infectious diseases and is a threat to our immunity (Institute of Medicine, 2006). Immunity is the quality or state of being immune, a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products (Merriam-Webster, 2020). The role of the immune system is to protect our body against disease or other potentially damaging foreign bodies.  When functioning properly, the immune system can distinguish between the body's own healthy tissue and a variety of threats (viruses, bacteria and parasites).  Many illnesses can weaken the immune system, including viruses, HIV/AIDS, cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, and multiple sclerosis (Merck Manuals, 2020).

Boost your immunity through nutrition

A well-nourished body is a protected body.  Boost your immunity through a holistic nutrition approach. Learn a lot from the Ten Kumainments, a popularized version of the revised Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos and consists of shorter and simpler messages for better recall and understanding.