Sun Delegates

Right before the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic grew to an alarming rate in the Philippines, 110 delegates representing 55 civil society organizations gathered last March 5, 2020 at Hive hotel, Quezon City. They tackled how to work together to improve the nutrition of Filipinos; a very timely discussion when there’s no antidote to the virus other than good personal hygiene and boosting our immunity through good health and nutrition.

image article on business networkThe National Nutrition Council (NNC) Executive Director Azucena M. Dayanghirang and Focal Point of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global here in the Philippines, with the assistance of the top honchos from the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Nutrition International (NI) led the first-ever Philippine SUN Business Network (SBN) Meeting held last 28 February in Makati City.

Congrats Doc Apet

The Executive Director of the National Nutrition Council (NNC), who is also the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Government Focal Point, has been appointed as a member of the SUN Executive Committee for the Asia and the Pacific Region for a period of two years, from March 2020 to February 2022.  The Executive Committee provides guidance and support to the SUN Coordinator’s focus on results for improving the nutritional status of mothers and children; oversees efforts to align support for all SUN countries to achieve results; and delivers the SUN's expected deliverables for approval by the Lead Group.


One of the main events of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Global Gathering was the SUN Global Village where member countries of the SUN Movement, SUN Networks, and key partners showcase their progress, achievements, and innovations in scaling up nutrition.

The SUN Global Village was inaugurated during the opening ceremony held in 4 November.

The Philippines, a member of the SUN Movement since 2014, featured recently approved legislations, tools, and models to address the alarming nutrition problem in the country.