Jun 4, 2016

2016 Nutrition Month Theme

The National Nutrition Council (NNC announces the theme for this year’s Nutrition Month celebration in July which is

 “First 1000 Days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan.” 

The theme focuses on the giving importance of the baby’s first 1000 days, life starting from conception and before the second birthday. The first 1000 days is the period when growth faltering happens. Thus, this has been called the “golden window of opportunity” for a comprehensive package of nutrition and related interventions to achieve significant changes in the child’s nutritional health and at the same time contribute to his/her complete development.

The theme aims to:
 • Create awareness on the importance of proper infant and young child feeding practices
 • Promote collaboration among various stakeholders both at the national and local levels for programs serving families with pregnant mothers and children less than 2 years old.
 • Serve as a venue for the launching of the Early Childhood Care and Development Intervention Package (ECCD-IP) for the first 1000 days.

For more information you may visit the National Nutrition Council website (www.ncc.gov.ph).


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