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Nutrition Month Philippines 2015: “Timbang iwasto, sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo”

Primary and secondary schools all over the Philippines will be observing the National Nutrition Month or “Buwan ng Nutrisyon” next month. According to the National Nutrition Council (NNC), the theme for this year’s celebration is “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo” (Proper weight through right nutrition and exercise).

In a statement, Assistant Secretary of Health and NNC Executive Director Maria-Bernardita T. Flores said that this theme emphasizes the problem of obesity among Filipinos. She noted that among adults 20 years old and above, the prevalence of overweight and obese Filipinos increased from 16.6% in 1993 to 31.1% in 2013.

This year’s nutrition month has two main objectives:

1) To increase awareness on the role and importance of proper nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of overweight and obesity among the general public.

2) To encourage Filipinos to make positive decisions towards consumption of healthy diets and be physically active to prevent non-communicable diseases as a result of overweight and obesity

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The National Nutrition Council has announced the theme for the 2015 Nutrition Month: “Timbang iwasto sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo!”

NNC stressed that obesity is a major risk factor to non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. The agency added that despite the rising number of obese Filipinos, undernutrition (underweight, stunting and wasting) remains a lingering problem as well. “Thus, the country is faced with the so-called double burden of malnutrition,” the agency said.

The national nutrition month is celebrated every July as mandated by Presidential Decree 491, the same law that became the basis for the creation of the NNC in 1974. It must be noted that during that time, then-President Ferdinand Marcos had both executive and legislative powers.

(Update, June 23) In connection to this, the Department of Education has released Memorandum #62 (s. 2015) which serves as a guide on the activities to be organized by schools during this month-long celebration.

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16 thoughts on “Nutrition Month Philippines 2015: “Timbang iwasto, sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo””

  1. Rieen says:

    Ang gaganda

  2. Jecsica says:

    Its g0od..

  3. Muela Emma Pilapil says:

    i need a tagalog slogan based on this theme . tnx po

  4. Jhona says:

    grrabee ha

  5. lindsay coderias says:

    tagalog slogan for this theme of nutrition 2015

  6. maria cristina says:

    mag unat unat nang ang kalusuga’y maging sapat

  7. maria cristina says:

    masusustansiyang pagkain laging kainin at pag-eehersiyo laging gawin upang maging malakas at malyo sa sakit

  8. maria cristina says:

    eto na po ang akin sana po nakatulong po ito sa inyo

  9. RITCHEL says:

    pa help naman po tagalog slogan for this tema pls .

    1. RITCHEL says:

      tagalog slogan pls. tungkol sa tema ngayong 2015

  10. Mark Enriquez says:

    Kailangan ko po ng essay nito

  11. Sheila mae says:

    Kailangan ko po ng english na slogan ? Tema po ayy ngayong 2015

  12. zaijanjaranila says:

    so ugly

  13. zaijanjaranila says:

    grrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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