The program’s name may sound a bit silly, but the Department of Health’s newest internal endeavor packs more merit than meets the ear and is one enterprise all government offices might as well undertake—seriously. The concept is not exactly a DOH original; other entities, public and private, have applied it, albeit off-and-on, in many pasts and forms. Taken with even just half the level of sustained dedication and discipline that public service strictly and rightly demands, there’s no question both government agencies and employees would immensely profit from this investment not only in terms of a healthy body but also in terms of a wholesome public impression.
Nutrient Plant-based foods* Animal-based foods** Cholesterol (mg) – 137 Fat (g) 4 36 Protein (g) 33 34 Beta carotene (mcg) 29,919 17 Dietary fiber (g) 31 – Vitamin C (mg) [...]
“Next generation of Pinoys will be shorter, says study” (Inquirer, 7/21/12) was the saddest news that came out in the weeks of outlandish, optimistic reports and predictions about the national economy. It tells us that because of failed policies, our country is becoming a nation of pygmies.
By Aleta C. Domdom
The Philippine population rose to 92.34 million in 2010, growing annually by 1.9 percent over the past decade, the National Statistics Office recently announced.
I am writing to you in behalf of our organization, Women Involved in Nation-Building (WIN), to express our sentiments in connection with the recent report of Unicef concerning malnutrition in areas hit by Tropical Storm “Sendong.”
By Juan L. Mercado
“This is a real treasure,” Northwestern University’s Christopher Kuzawa told the Inquirer. The anthropologist meant a research project that tracked 3,327 Filipinas and their 3,080 children in 33 Metro Cebu barangay for over 28 years now.
Kudos to the Inquirer for coming out with the article “Confessions of a milk machine.” (Inquirer, 6/15/11) Its message was in line with the Nutrition Month theme for this year: “Isulong ang Breastfeeding—Tama, Sapat at Eksklusibo!” We hope to see more articles about breastfeeding and nutrition in the Inquirer. We noted with concern the difficulties [...]