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What is the theme for nutrition month in the Philippines?

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The theme of the Philippines’ nutrition month for 2014 is “Kalamidad Paghandaan: Gutom at Malnutrition Agapan!” When translated into English, this means: “Prepare for Disasters: Prevent Hunger and Malnutrition.” The theme focuses on the importance of increasing awareness and preparedness by preventing hunger and malnutrition in times of calamity.

Nutrition month is celebrated in the Philippines yearly in July. In 2014, the National Nutrition

Council, or NNC, conducted a nationwide competition to find the most suitable theme. The winning entry came from Desiree P. Reyes of Los Baños, Laguna.

NNC and local government units equip communities with the knowledge and tools they need to ensure proper nutrition, especially in times of tragedy.

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