Nutrition Month 2012

THE National Nutrition Council (NNC) of the Department of Health started the nationwide celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month with the planting of vegetables by school children of the Concepcion Elementary School in Marikina City in July 2 with the theme Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin, araw-araw itong ihain.
Presidential Decree 491 or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines appointed the National Nutrition Council as the lead agency to coordinate the nationwide celebration of this annual event held every July, the Nutrition Month.

The objectives of this year’s celebration are to increase vegetable consumption as part of a healthy diet to address micronutrient deficiencies and non-communicable diseases; to promote vegetable gardening as a source of additional food and income and to increase demand for vegetables to help local vegetable farmers.

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