Vigan City, the capital town of Ilocos Sur, is a 4th class component city located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the West Philippine Sea. It is one of the few cities with history of preserved Spanish and Asian architecture that resulted to being recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the 7 Wonder Cities of the World. But more than the exemplary work on heritage preservation, the city is also known for its outstanding performance in meeting the health and nutrition needs of its asset, the Bigueños. 

2022 RNAC Souvenir Program 8

As an annual activity, the National Nutrition Council holds a prestigious ceremony to give recognition and appreciation to its active partners in nutrition.

Before the conduct of the awarding ceremony in the regional level or as called: Regional Nutrition Awarding Ceremony (RNAC), the regional and local interagency committees conduct the annual MELLPI Pro including the Search for Local Nutrition Focal Points. MELLPI and BNS evaluation are institutionalized activities of the national, regional and local nutrition committees since 1979 and in 2019 as transition year, the MELLPI Pro was fully adopted.

Breastfeeding Facebook Post

August just gone but we hope that the essence of breastfeeding awareness month celebration instilled in the minds of everyone. That breastfeeding is the norm and the best and complete food for babies.

Choosing how a mother will feed her baby is one of the most important decisions she will make. There is no other natural food in the world than breastmilk and no other natural choice than breastfeeding. Breastmilk is the perfect, irreplaceable gift a mother can give to her baby.



Our society’s attention over the past few months have all been directed to safety measures in fighting the spread of the Novel Corona Virus that causes the worldwide-stricken pandemic, COVID-19. In times of need, the best shield we have aside from these protocols is to heighten our immune system by staying healthy, eating healthy. In order to achieve this, one should practice a healthy balanced diet or a nutritious diet that is enough to supplement the daily dietary requirements that our body needs.

Maintaining a nutritious diet during emergencies could get a little bit challenging and tricky. Surely, some of us would be alarmed on the reality that being under enhanced community quarantine doesn’t give that much time and choice on the food that will be served on the dining table, especially those families on the marginal social level. Understandably, families have to be more careful in budgeting their savings to get hold of accessible and affordable foods during this time of crisis.


10th National Conference of Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program naballigi a naangay 1

REGION 1- The Regional Nutrition Shepherding Team organized by the National Nutrition Council Regional Office 1 targets the municipalities of Mangatarem and Tayug, Pangasinan as pilot areas for the Nutrition Shepherding Project (NSP) starting this 2022 onwards.

These 2 LGUs were selected based on set criteria which include among others the percentage and magnitude of malnutrition and the willingness of the said LGUs for the said project which will be a platform that involves guiding and mentoring LGUs by a shepherding team to enhance their knowledge and skills on nutrition program management (NPM) and ensure that these areas will develop a plan to scale up nutrition actions which addresses its problems on malnutrition.


City of San Fernando, La Union – The group “Vida Saludable” from Candon National High School won the First Prize with a cash award of ₱10,000 plus a certificate at the Nutri-Jingle Video Contest Season 5 spearheaded by the National Nutrition Council Region 1 as one of the activities during the Nutrition Month 2022 Celebration with the theme “New Normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!”

After careful deliberation from the board of judges namely: Mr. Freddie Lazaro of PIA Region 1, Mr. Jay Miguel Mendoza of DZRD Sonshine Radio Dagupan, and Mr. Ephraine Hyacinth Chavez of Radyo Kailian, the “Vida Saludable” soared high from the other 9 competing groups with an overall total of 89.55%.  They were followed by the “Bayambang NHS Stagebreakers” from Bayambang National High School with 88.50%, and the “NUTRI BRIGADE” from Buenlag National High School with 87.97% on the 3rd spot. The final results were posted last September 1, 2022 on the official Facebook Page of the National Nutrition Council Region 1.