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Nutrition Month

July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014

Section 7 of Presidential Decree 411 designates July as Nutrition Month to create greater awareness among the Filipinos on the importance of nutrition, focusing attention on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) spearheads the 40th Nutrition Month Celebration this July focusing on nutrition in emergencies with the theme “Kalamidad paghandaan: Gutom at Malnustrisyon agapan!” Nutrition in Emergencies refers to key nutrition services that are components of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery phrases aimed at preventing death and worsening of malnutrition in the affected population, particularly in the most nutritionally vulnerable groups: infants, children, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, and older persons.

The objectives of this year’s campaign are to: 1) promote interventions to address nutritional needs in emergencies and disasters including preparedness, response and recovery; 2) mobilize responders particularly the local nutrition clusters and stakeholders to address gaps in nutrition in emergencies response from national to barangay levels; and 3) increase awareness among families and individuals on coping and resiliency strategies to prevent malnutrition and worsening of nutritional status in times of emergencies and disasters.