food label v3What do you look first in buying a food product? Most of food products that we buy and consume are packaged with labels. The brand, the name of the food, even the enhanced photo of it is the most prominent and artistically designed to catch our attention to introduce the product. And usually, consumers depend on what their eyes can see when buying out for groceries.

However, there is more about the food label not just the product name and the fancy design that we see. If you look thoroughly, you will also find the nutrition facts, dates, ingredients and more information about the food. So, what information do they tell? Check this out:

nksl womensmonth posterEvery year, Women’s Month is celebrated every March to give tribute and recognition to every woman in the world. Women are given importance by declaring a) first week of March as the Women’s Week and 8th of March as the Women’s Right and International Peace Day under the Proclamation No. 224, s. 1988, b) National Women’s Day is celebrated every 8th of March as well in Republic Act (RA) 6949, c) fourth week of March as Protection and Gender-Fair Treatment of the Girl Child Week under Proclamation No. 759, s. 1996, and d) last Monday of March as Women with Disabilities Day in Proclamation No. 744, s. of 2004. The 2017-2022 theme “We Make Change Work for Women” engages women to bring out the compassion and positive changes within themselves.

nksl COVID19 poster3Quezon City – Coronaviruses belong to a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The Coronavirus Disease 2019 also known as COVID-19 is a newly discovered respiratory disease which is novel when an outbreak in Wuhan, China last December 2019 started. This coronavirus can be transmitted via respiratory droplets when talking, sneezing or coughing. COVID-19 has similar symptoms with a common flu and self-awareness is a must. Symptoms of the COVID-19 are fever, cough, runny nose, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, body pain, headache and dizziness.

If symptoms persist, do not panic! It might only be a common flu. Do not let this coronavirus reach you! Practice these ten personal protective measures such as a) practice proper hygiene, b) regular washing of hands using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, c) regular use of alcohol and alcohol-based sanitizer, d) appropriate cough etiquette, e) proper wearing of surgical mask, f) hinder yourself from touching your eyes, nose and mouth without sanitizing, g) temporarily stop your travel plans to provinces or countries, h) avoid going to crowded places if unnecessary, i) eat healthy and be physically active to strengthen immune system and j) properly dispose the used tissues in a garbage can to prevent accumulation of disease. If the following symptoms were observed and/or you travelled outside the Philippines, have yourself checked in the nearest health facility to immediately identify the case and appropriate actions to be done.

ICFPPuerto Princesa City, Palawan - Nagsagawa kamakailan ng Orientation on Integrated Community Food Production (ICFP) ang Provincial Nutrition Office katuwang ang Office of the Provincial Agriculturist sa mga barangay ng Tanatanaon at Magsaysay sa bayan ng Dumaran kaalinsabay ng community service activity na pinangunahan ng Provincial Task Force Ending the Local Armed Conflict o PTF-ELCAC.

Ang ICFP ay isang hunger mitigation program na binuo ng National Anti-Poverty Commission para matugunan ang kagutuman sa mga mahihirap na pamilya upang mabawasan ang insidente ng malnutrition at maitaas ang pamumuhay ng mga pamilya sa kanayunan.  Ayon kay Provincial Nutrition Action Officer Rachel T. Paladan, bahagi ng isinagawang oryentasyon ay ang pagtalakay sa Food Always In The Home o FAITH Project na nakatuon sa pagtatanim ng mga gulay at pag-aalaga ng hayop sa bakuran para mapagkunan ng pagkain ng pamilya.

radyo kaunlaranBansud, Oriental Mindoro -- The Nutriskwela Community Station Radyo Kaunlaran (DZNI FM 99.7 MHz) celebrated its 7th year anniversary last February 28 with the theme “Moving Forward.”

It was indeed a milestone for all the avid listeners and followers of the radio programs of Radyo Kaunlaran in Bansud.

The Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program aims to address hunger and malnutrition by educating listeners about proper nutrition through current and relevant information on nutrition and health programs of national and local governments institutions, as well as its partners. The program began as a component of Accelerated Hunger-Mitigation Program in 2008 and is now a regular program of National Nutrition Council (NNC).

mimaropa rnet meeting 03052020Quezon City – NNC MIMAROPA held its 1st Joint Meeting of the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET), Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) in Nutrition and ECCD – F1K Technical Working Group (TWG) last 5 March 2020 at NNC-Central Office Conference Room, Taguig City. The meeting was presided by NPC and OIC-MiMaRoPa Ma. Eileen B. Blanco and attended by representatives from different Regional Line Agencies (RLAs) – Department of Health (DOH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Agriculture (DA), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of the Interior and Local Government  (DILG), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Population Commission and Department of education (DepEd).

One of the objectives of the meeting is to orient members of the RNET  on the features and mechanics in the conduct of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation Protocol (MELLPI Pro) Tool as well as the content of the MELLPI Pro forms to be used for both local government units and nutrition workers.