The Health and Dietary Supplement Association of the Philippines (HADSAP) has joined the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Rotary Club West to launch an all-day work-shop on healthy eating for young mothers and their children from a poor community.
Dubbed “Lodi ang Healthy” (Healthy is an Idol), the work-shop was also a seminar on nutrition education conducted on July 12, at the Signal Village National High School, on Bal-lecer St., Taguig City.
‘Lodi ang Healthy‘ is in line with the United Nation’s Mil-lennium Development goals, which include improved ma-ternal health, and reduction of child mortality,” HADSAP said in a statement.
Explaining that children aged 1 to 5 are the most at risk of malnutrition, Leni Olmedo, HADSAP president and country manager of Amway Philippines said this is where good nutrition must focus on. Nutrient deficien-cies early on in life, she added, would mean having a harder time of catching up toward hav-ing a healthier life later on.
HADSAP had pursued its nutrition education advocacy through larger scale nutrition summits. And while shifting to smaller events at the grassroots level had always been its goal, there were challenges that could only be overcome by making the effort multisectoral.
Manila Times, September 1, Public Square, Page B-7, Print
“HADSAP marches on with nutrition advocacy.”