2019 NM Article

3 July 2019 – 2019 MIMAROPA Nutrition Month celebration was launched in partnership with the Provincial Government of Marinduque and the Municipality of Mogpog last July 3, at the Mogpog Municipal Covered Court. This year’s theme was “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo…Push natin ‘to!” which aims to promote awareness on the importance of healthy diet and physical activity.

The event started with simultaneous Fun Walk and Fun Bike around the town of Mogpog participated by nutrition advocates and bike enthusiasts in coordination with PNP – Mogpog and Emergency Rescue Team of Marinduque.

Following the welcome remarks by Hon. Augusto Leo M. Livelo, Mogpog Municipal Mayor, Hon. Presbitero J. Velasco Jr., Governor of Marinduque, also welcomed the participants and guests, and expressed his gratefulness for choosing Mogpog, Marinduque as the venue for the Regional Launching of Nutrition Month. In his message, he shared the importance of nutrition on the health of every individual and to the community. The event was also attended by Buenavista Mayor Nancy C. Madrigal and Torrijos Mayor Lorna Q. Velasco who both expressed support to nutrition programs in their respective municipalities. Ms. Carina Santiago formally opened the event, and discussed the three (3) key messages of 2019 Nutrition Month – 1. Have at least one (1) hour of physical activity everyday; 2. Limit screen time to two (2) hours or less per day; and 3. Eat the three (3) food groups –Go, Grow, and Glow-everyday.

Mr. Edzell Arcinue, Nutrition Officer III – NNC MIMAROPA, emphasized the importance of having a physical activity on a daily routine and the benefits it provides to an individual. Also, he explained how an individual can achieve a healthy body through proper food choices. Mr. Ace Patriarca, Nutrition Officer I – NNC MIMAROPA showed how we can incorporate physical activity in our daily lives. Subsequently, NutriQuiz was held to measure the participants’ attentiveness to the lecture. Winners received exciting prizes from NNC MIMAROPA.

The program was capped off with a Zumba Dance Exercise as a response to one of the key messages of this year’s theme which is to increase the physical activity and to reduce the sedentary lifestyle of individuals and families, which was enjoyed by all of the attendees.



The National Nutrition Council (NNC) called on Filipinos to eat healthy and be more active to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The call was made during the national activation event for Nutrition Month held on 01 July in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. Nutrition Month is held every July to create awareness on nutrition among Filipinos. This year’s campaign is guided by the theme, “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo … push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and do physical activity … let’s push this!)

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It’s school time once again for all kids!

From playing and swimming to schooling, the shift from summer vacation to school opening season. It is busy time once again for mothers and caregivers, from shopping for school supplies and uniforms to preparing meals and “baons” for their kids and making sure that they are healthy, well-nourished and school-ready. Things can become overwhelming. Good thing the National Nutrition Council (NNC) came up with the simplified version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) called the 10 Kumainments, the Filipino family’s ultimate guide to good nutrition.

RMN gandingan 2019The National Nutrition Council’s Radyo Mo sa Nutrisyon was hailed as Most Development-oriented AM Program during the Gandingan 2019: The 13th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Multi-media Awards on 16 March 2019 at University of the Philippines Los Baños. This recent recognition is the 7th Gandingan Award received by the program having won in other categories.