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February was declared Philippine Heart Month by virtue of Proclamation No. 1096 signed on Jan. 9, 1973. The proclamation seeks to promote awareness of heart disease as a serious and growing health concern among Filipinos.

According to the World Health Organization, Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the world’s leading killer, causing 1 in every 3 deaths. In the Philippines, cardiovascular diseases are also the number one cause of death, with an estimated 50,000 dying every year. The cause of heart attacks and strokes are usually the presence of a combination of risk factors, such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity and use of alcohol, hypertension, diabetes, and high level of cholesterol.


Brushing is a mustNational Oral Health Month is celebrated every month of February pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation No. 559 signed in 2004. The purpose of the observance is to raise public understanding of the value of good oral health.

Did you know that healthy teeth is linked to a balanced diet and eating healthy? By getting rid of unhealthy food from your diet and visiting the dentist regularly, you’re increasing your chances of maintaining healthy teeth and decreasing your chances of acquiring health problems.

Eating a variety of nutrient-rich foods from all the food groups promotes healthy teeth and gums. A balanced eating plan that includes fruits, vegetables, protein foods, grains, and dairy provide essential nutrients for optimum oral health as well as overall health. Calcium-rich foods such as low-fat or fat-free milk, yogurt, and cheese help promote strong teeth and bones. Other sources of calcium include tofu, almonds, and green leafy vegetables. Phosphorus is also good for strong teeth, it is found in eggs, fish, lean meat, dairy, nuts, and beans. Meanwhile, Vitamin C promotes gum health, so eat plenty of sources, including citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, potatoes, and malunggay.

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Bauang, La Union- the National Nutrition Council Region I together with the members of the RNC1 through the RNPET, selected LGU partners successfully revisited the Regional Plan of Action for Nutrition (RPAN) 2019-2022 implementation for 2021 through a blended setup of Program Implementation Review (PIR) cum Policy Review held last 19-20 January 2022 at Hotel Ariana attended by thirty-three (33) stakeholders and partners.

The review aims to ensure the continuous implementation along with constant assessment and monitoring of the progress of RPAN which evolved and adopted the context of the new normal.

As a background, the PPAN 2017-2022 was adopted in the region through RDC Resolution No. 49, s. 2017 entitled, “Enjoining All Concerned Regional Line Agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) to support the Implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022” hence, the development of the RPAN 2019-2022 by the Regional Nutrition Committee of Region 1 (RNC-1) as the region’s commitment in the so-called shared responsibility in addressing malnutrition in the country.


The National Nutrition Council Region 1 joins the nation in the celebration of the Goiter Awareness Week (GAW) with the theme: “Leeg ay Tutukan, Goiter ay Lunasan” from January 24 to 30, 2022.

The Goiter Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of January by the virtue of the Presidential Proclamation No. 1188 signed on December 11, 2006, to boost public awareness on the prevention of Goiter and other Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).

Region 1 being a salt producing region supplies table salts not only for Region 1 constituents but for nearby regions and the country as a whole.

The Regional Bantay ASIN Task Force (RBATF) of Region 1 chaired by the DOH committed to intensify its advocacy and promotion on the use of iodized salt and its monitoring on the compliance to ASIN Law as it is always a challenge to ensure that all salts distributed and being sold in the markets and retail stores are adequately iodized salts.

For articles postingNovember 26, 2021--- The National Nutrition Council Region I (NNC1) and the Regional Nutrition Committee of Region I (RNC1) successfully recognized the nutrition champions in the region during the concluded 2021 Gawad Parangal ng Nutrisyon sa Rehiyon Uno held at J&V Homes and Resort located at Sevilia, San Fernando City, La Union and via zoom and facebook live. Hundreds of guests and delegates attended the ceremony online with limited onsite participants.

Dr. Jimuel S. Cardenas, Division Chief of the Local Health Support Division on behalf of RNC Chair, Dir. Jesus V. Lopez, MD, MPH, MHA, CESO IV warmly welcomed all the attendees and expressed his appreciation to the LGUs especially the awardees for their unending support and services they have provided for nutrition improvement.

Atty. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles, Cabinet Secretary, Secretary Chairperson of IATF-ZH, and Adviser for Scaling-Up Nutrition Philippines graced the said awarding ceremony as the keynote speaker and voiced-out his appreciation to all the nutrition implementers for their hard work for congratulated them for their hard-earned and well-deserved awards. 

10th National Conference of Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program naballigi a naangay

Naballigi a naangay ti 10th National Conference of Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program idi January 25-27, 2022 nga inatendaran dagiti limapulo a Nutriskwela Stations Nationwide karaman dagiti Station Managers, Program Managers, Technicians ken CRC Chairperson.

Iti daytoy a programa a naangay online ket indauluan iti National Nutrition Council iti Department of Health.

Naangaypay ti pannakapili ti agbalin nga opisiales ti Nutriskwela Radio Broadcasters Association Incorporated ket naelektaran ni Mr. Orlino U. Ibus Jr., Station Manager ti Radyo Karruba iti Burgos, Ilocos Norte kas Board of Trustees-Treasurer ken ni Mr. Hyacinth Chavez iti Radyo Kailian manipud ISPSC, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur a kas maysa Board of Trustees-Member.