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The NNC 7 internet radio is a project of the National Nutrition Council Region VII and its media network, the Media Information Network for Nutrition and Development 7 (MIND 7).

This website airs NNC’s existing broadcast materials and other promotional resources to encourage more people particularly those who are not reached by the MIND 7’s local broadcasting to practice proper nutrition.

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The health and proper nutrition of the mother and developing fetus during the pregnancy (270 days) and of the child during the postnatal period (730 days) needs to be ensured to achieve a child’s full growth potential.

There are two ways to ensure the optimum growth and development of a child; first is breastfeeding and second is the introduction of complementary food at the proper time.

Within the first hour of birth, the newborn infant should be breastfed by the mother. This will be the start of exclusive breastfeeding and this should be done for the first 6 months. Exclusive breastfeeding means that the infant shall not be given any food or fluid (not even water) and only breastmilk.

After 6 months, nutrients from breastmilk alone will no longer be sufficient for the continually growing child. This is the time to introduce complementary food to the child’s diet. When we talk of complementary feeding, this follows the mnemonics, TAPS;
• Timely – This should start at 6 months and not earlier or later.
• Adequate – This means that complementary food given to the child is of the right amount. To determine the adequacy of complementary food, this is based on the dietary prescription from pediatricians. Mothers or caregivers would know how many tablespoons or cups of vegetables, fruits or rice should be fed to the baby.
• Proper Feeding – Utensils should be appropriate for the kind and consistency of complementary food. The baby should be sitting behind a table or on a highchair, given a spoon or fork and food is served in a separate plate or bowl. All fluids should be taken from a cup or drinking glass. Proper feeding includes proper consistency. From 12 months onwards, consistency of children’s food should be same as the family food. Frequency should also be considered. Children aged 9-10 months should be fed 3 times a day. Responsive feeding is also important. Mothers and caregivers should assist the baby and patiently train him/her in feeding. Do not force or threaten them to finish their food. Every feeding time should be a pleasant experience for the child.
• Sleep and Screen Time – Children should get enough sleep. Screen time should be limited to up to 2 hours only. Also, they should have at least 1 hour of physical activity such as playing. Discourage them from drinking empty nutrient drinks. Children should get enough sleep and have regular bedtime hours. The body produces human growth hormones during sleep that help them grow. Children who have enough sleep are more attentive, less likely to become overweight, and have stronger resistance to disease. Adequate sleeping hours of children according to age are as follows:
• 0-3 months old – 14-17 hours
• 4-11 months old – 12-16 hours
• 1-2 years old – 11-14 hours
• 3-5 years old – 11-13 hours
• 6-13 years old – 9-11 hours

With proper nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and physical activity, we can ensure that infants will have optimal growth and development.
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Congratulations to this week’s #NutriQuiz winner “Rudylito Maitim”.

You will receive a Php100 worth of load. Kindly message the National Nutrition Council Region 7 to claim your prize.

Next question will be uploaded this Monday.
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Mga ka-nutrisyon!
Here is the correct answer for our #NutriQuiz this week.

Mothers should exclusively breastfeed their infants during the first 6 months and provide appropriate complementary feeding starting at 6 months and continue breastfeeding up to 2 years or more.

This week’s winner who will receive 100 load will be announced on Saturday.
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National Nutrition Council Region 7

The Local Nutrition Program Coordinator's in Central Visayas unites as they feature their one of the Nutrition in Emergencies minimum service package amidst to COVID-19 and fight malnutrition problems. One of Central Visayas' 46th Nutrition Month activities with the theme "Batang Pinoy, SANA TALL... Iwas Stunting, SAMA ALL! Iwas DIN sa COVID-19!.

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Are you getting enough Iodine for your baby?

During pregnancy, iodine maintains normal function of the thyroid, that regulates the hormones controlling your metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and other body functions. So, we encourage mothers and soon-to-be-moms out there to always include Iodine in your healthy plate! Because that little bit amount of Iodine is really important.

#NNC7 #SaktongNutrisyon #CentralVisayas #iodine
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Happy Birthday to the ECCD Program Nutrition Coordinator in Negros Oriental Ms.Kristal Bacay.

Thank you for being part of the NNC7 family! May you be gifted with life's biggest joys and never-ending bliss!

Happy Birthday Ms. Kristal!
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Unsa ba gyud ka-mahinungdanon ang sakyong nutrisyon alang ni baby?

Atong hibaw-an gikan sa pipila nato ka mga inahan.

#46thNutritionMonth #NNC7 #TuboBata #First1000Days #CentralVisayas #NNC7
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We at the National Nutrition Council Region 7 are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of the former Nutrition Program Coordinator Dr. Venerando J. Pilapil.

Dr. Venerando J. Pilapil was the first Nutrition Program Coordinator of the National Nutrition Council Region 7. He dedicated many years of service to improve lives and help people achieve good and proper nutrition. His selfless service has definitely left a remarkable impact on NNC Region 7.

Daghang salamat, Dr. Pilapil, for your dedication and selfless service to mankind. You are greatly loved, respected, and admired.

Let us include Dr. Pilapil’s family, relatives and friends in our thoughts and prayers today. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
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Negros Oriental ECCD F1K PNC Kristal Bacay and NDDP Chutsvieka May Pacatang visited the Municipality of Vallehermoso for a courtesy call with Mayor Marianne S. Gustilo for an advocacy on the ECCD F1K Program last 08 July 2020.

The visit aims to enjoin Mayor Gustilo on the fight against stunting through the ECCD F1K Program.

It is very delightful to note that Mayor Gustilo is very much willing to support the implementation of the program along with the municipality's nutrition workers!

#NNC7 #SaktongNutrisyon #ECCDF1K #NegrosOriental
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Mga ka-nutrisyon!

Check-out this week's #NutriRecipe, "Adobong Puti with Kamote and Sigarilyas".

Chicken is a good source of protein which is readily available and very affordable. This recipe not only contains protein, it is also loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium which helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals that can be found in kamote. While sigarilyas contains Iron, an essential element for blood production and Calcium to build and maintain strong bones.

Enjoy this nutritious and healthy recipe now!
Follow National Nutrition Council Region 7 for more nutritious recipes weekly.
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