JULY is the Philippines’ nationwide diet month, and it goals to boost higher consciousness amongst Filipinos about malnutrition prevention and the significance of wholesome consuming habits. This celebration started 48 years in the past after the creation of the Nationwide Diet Council (NNC) by means of the issuance of Presidential Decree 491 in June 1974. The NNC was given the accountability of supervising, coordinating and evaluating the nation’s diet program for all authorities and personal companies. It additionally spearheads the nationwide diet marketing campaign with annual themes that promote wholesome diets which might be important for human progress and improvement. This 12 months’s theme is “New regular na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon!” (New regular diet, collectively we discover options!). This theme, in response to the NNC, “requires strengthened diet interventions and solidarity towards diet enchancment because the nation shifts towards dwelling with the Covid-19 virus.” Previous to the pandemic, what was the dietary standing within the nation, particularly amongst kids youthful than 5 years outdated?