- Category: Directors Corner
The Philippines identified top 3 nutrition priorities to pursue in 2022 during the 2021 Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Joint Assessment Consultation Series held on 10 and February 2022. These are:
- Development and dissemination of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2023-2028 and Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition 2023-2028, including the operational and advocacy plans
- Tracking of budget to monitor increasing investments for nutrition programs / PPAN interventions (both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive), through implementation of the developed comprehensive resource mobilization
- Establishment of comprehensive PPAN monitoring and evaluation system to include, but not limited to, physical and financial tracking, and results-based monitoring of the PPAN results framework
- Category: Featured Articles
The National Nutrition Evaluation Team (NET) convenes for its third and last general assembly of the year on 2 December 2021 via Zoom to deliberate the results of the evaluation for the Search for National Outstanding Local Nutrition Focal Points (LNFPs) who will be awarded in the upcoming National Nutrition Awarding Ceremony (NNAC) based on their performance in the recently held monitoring and evaluation of local level plan implementation or MELLPI Pro.
The MELLPI Pro is an enhanced tool designed to monitor and evaluate the performance of local government units (LGUs) and local nutrition focal points in promoting nutrition security vis-à-vis nutrition outcomes. Pro because it is a Protocol, it is Promotive and Progressive, and is a more Professional tool. Its results aim to guide the local chief executives and other policy and decision makers in enhancing nutrition products, and delivery of nutrition services towards improved effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability.
- Category: Featured Articles
WORLD OBESITY DAY JOINT MEDIA RELEASE
DOH and development partners call for a whole-of-society approach to reduce obesity in the Philippines
MANILA, 4 MARCH 2022 – The Department of Health (DOH), National Nutrition Council (NNC), Philippine Association for the Study of Overweight and Obesity (PASOO), Nutrition Center of the Philippines (NCP), World Health Organization (WHO), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raise the alarm on growing obesity in the Philippines on the occasion of World Obesity Day.
Globally, obesity affects 800 million individuals, placing them more at risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. It has also emerged as a major risk factor for severe disease during the COVID-19 pandemic, making people living with obesity twice as likely to be hospitalized if tested positive for COVID-19.
Obesity, which was once considered a problem primarily in high-income and developed countries, is now a rising health problem in low- and middle- income countries including the Philippines.
Around 27 million Filipinos are overweight and obese, based on the latest survey of the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute. For the past two decades, overweight and obesity among adults has almost doubled from 20.2% in 1998 to 36.6% in 2019. Similarly, the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity among adolescents have more than doubled from 4.9% in 2003 to 11.6% in 2018.
If no action is taken, overall rates of overweight and obesity will continue to rise. It is projected that more than 30% of Filipino adolescents will be overweight and obese by 2030 (Landscape Analysis on Overweight and Obesity in Children, Philippines).
- Category: Region 5
Isang malaking hamon para sa Barangay Anas, Masbate City ang apatnapu’t dalawang (42) malnourished children na naitala sa kanilang barangay nuong 2021. Ngayong panahon ng maraming pamilya ang hirap makakuha ng sapat na pagkain at halag ng nutrisyon na kailangan ng mga bata.
Sa pamamagitan ng Direct Observed Supplementary Feeding (DOSF) Program na inilunsad ng City Government of Masbate, bahagyang naibaba ang malnutrisyon sa barangay. Ang DOSF ay nagsimula nuong Mayo 17, 2021 para sa mga batang anim (6) na buwan hanggang limang (5) taong gulang sa Siyudad ng Masbate. Kasama ang Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) na si Medina Suplito, at Barangay Health Worker (BHW) Elenita Suplito, bahay sa bahay ang pagbigay ng mga pagkaing inihanda tulad ng linagang itlog, champorado, monggo misua, arozcaldo, lugaw, kalabasa at iba pang nilutong pagkain para sa bata. Kasama rin nito ang pagbibigay ng mga bitaminang kailangan para sa malusog na pangangatawan ng bata. Patuloy din ang pag obserba sa health safety protocols sa distribyusiyon ng mga pagkain para sa kaligtasan ngayong pandemya.
Sa tulong at suporta ng Punong Barangay Franklin C. Asne, City Nutrition Action Officer, Dr. Ma. Theresa Arollado, City Mayor Rowena R. Tuason, at ang National Nutrition Council Bicol, napadali at naging maayos ang implementasiyon ng programa. Sa kasalukuyan, ipinagmamalaki ng Barangay na may labing lima (15) na bata na lang ang malnourished. Ibig sabihin, napabuti ng animnapu’t apat na pursyento (64%) ang kalagayan ng mga batang malnourished sa barangay. Patuloy ang Direct Observed Supplementary Feeding hanggang ngayong Enero ngayon 2022.
Source: BNS Suplito
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