The National Archives of the Philippines (NAP) joined the celebration of the 47th Nutrition Month held annually every month of July. This year’s celebration is marked by the theme, “Malnutrisyon Patuloy na Labanan, First 1000 Days Tutukan!” in connection with the continuous campaign of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to combat malnutrition in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through an online assembly, held on June 12, 2021, Ms. Ma. Queenie Rose Amosco, Nutrition Officer II of NNC shared tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle during a global health crisis. She also emphasized the importance of good nutrition in boosting an individual’s immune system, in times of pandemic.
NAP’s Deputy Executive Director Ms. Marietta R. Chou, echoed the call for support to nutrition, and encouraged all NAP’s employees to participate in the annual event. She also recognized that having a healthy lifestyle will help every employee in fulfilling its institution’s mandate.
This year’s campaign urged all government agencies to focus on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, as the strategic plan to prevent stunting which continues to hound children in the country. Nutrition Month is also an annual campaign that aims to create awareness of the importance of nutrition and calls for efforts to address malnutrition in the country.