Nutrition Month 2021 theme, memorandum, talking points

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) encourages all learners, officials, other stakeholders, including parents to participate in the 2021 Nutrition Month celebration.

Nutrition Month 2021 theme, memorandum, talking points

Nutrition Month is an annual campaign held every July to create greater awareness among Filipinos on the importance of nutrition as provided under Presidential Decree 491, or the Nutrition Act of the Philippines. The law also mandates the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to lead and coordinate the nationwide campaign.

According to DepEd's memorandum no. 035, series 2021, released on June 30, the theme of the campaign this year is "Malnutrisyon patuloy na labanan, First 1000 days tutukan!". It calls for continued efforts to address malnutrition in the country, which is expected to worsen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DM s2021 035 Nutrition Month by TheSummitExpress on Scribd

"It emphasizes the importance of good nutrition during the first 1000 days of the child's life as the strategic intervention to prevent stunting and obesity," the memo explained.

The 2021 Nutrition Month celebration aims to:

1. Raise awareness on the importance of first 1000 days as a golden window of opportunity for a comprehensive package of nutrition and related interventions, to achieve significant reduction in under and overnutrition while contributing to optimal child development.

2. Advocate for interventions and services in the first 1000 days as a mandated by Republic Act No. 11148 or the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act of 2018.

View 47th Nutrition Month Talking Points here:

Nutrition Month Talking Points by TheSummitExpress on Scribd

To download Nutrition Month logo, social media materials, prayers, slogan, virtual backgrounds, designs and backgrounds, visit this page.

DepEd said offices may also conceptualize creative activities for learners and their families utilizing online and other platforms. It is reiterated that such activities after July 10 are no longer part of the school calendar per DepEd Order No. 012, series 2021.

"While July is designated as Nutrition Month, actions to achieve the objectives of the celebration are expected to be sustained throughout the year," DepEd said.

— The Summit Express

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