Friday, July 4, 2008

Ten Nutritional Guidelines for Filipino

In the Philippines, July is declared as the month of Nutrition. Diffierent agencies and schools both private and public have each own program or way of celebrating the said event. Every year there is always a theme, and for this year the theme is especially dedicated to pregnant mothers"Sa Wastong Nutrisyon ni Mommy, Siguradong Healthy si Baby". It's because during pregnancy what the mother is eating it goes directly to the baby inside the womb. Therefore mom should eat healthy and nutritious foods.

To achieve good health there are 10 basic nutritional guidelines in which not only mothers should know but for the information of everybody:

1. Eat a variety of foods everyday.
2. Breast-feed infants exclusively from birth to 6 months, and then give appropriate foods while continuing breast-feeding.
3. Maintain children's normal growth through proper diet and monitor their growth regularly.
4. consume fish, lean meat, poultry or dried beans.
5. Eat more vegetables, fruits and root crops.
6. Eat foods cooked in edible or cooking oil daily.
7. Consume milk, milk products or other calcium-rich foods such as small fish and dark green leafy vegetables everyday.
8. Use iodized salt, but avoid excessive intake of salty foods.
9. Eat clean and safe food.
10. For a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition, exercise regularly, do not smoke and avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
Source: ND/HRM Program bookmark

2 comments:

Cjavril Muñoz said...

Food is always form of nutrition if you dont know whAT is the essentials of it, maybe you will not be considered as healthy person. So you must know the 10 basic guidlines of nutrition for staying healthy and happ=)..

Anakna said...

These nutritional guidelines are too general to be useful. Can't you guys be more specific? Or can't you direct blogers to specific links where they can get more information about nutritional requirements such as calorie values of the usual foods we Filipinos eat ...rice, fish, vegetables, pork, beef. Or better yet, can't you publish the nutritional values of fast food products, i.e. jollibee, Mcdo, KFC, chowking, pizza hut, burger machine, etc?