Presidential Decree 491 in 1974 declared that Nutrition Month shall be held every July to create greater awareness on the importance of nutrition among Filipinos. The law mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to coordinate and lead the nationwide campaign.
The 2019 Nutrition Month theme is “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and do physical activity … let’s push this!)
The theme encourages everyone to advocate and realize the importance of healthy diets, increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behavior. Pushing the advocacy means that each and every one can contribute to better nutrition and physical activity for better health.