Philippines

NUTRITION FOUNDATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
 
Address
Dr. Juan Salcedo Bldg.
107 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd. Quezon City
The Philippines
Phone : +63 2 7113980/ +6327121474
Fax : +6327113980
E-mail : nutrition_foundation@yahoo.com
Website : www.nfp.org.ph

Person to contact : Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino, Chairman - President
Email: nutrition_foundation@yahoo.com, rfflorentino@mydestiny.net
 
Year established : 1960
 
Number of members : 30
 
Executive Council/Committee (2015-2017)
 
Chairman – President : Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino, Ph.D.
 
Vice President : Dr. Jesus Fernando B. Inciong, M.D.
 
Secretary : Atty. Leo S. Romero
 
Treasurer : Dr. Carmencita S. Loyola, Ph.D.
 
Executive Trustee :
Dr. Pacita L. Zara, M.D.
Dr. Imelda A. Agdeppa, Ph.D.
Dr. Ma. Socorro E. Ignacio
Ms. Editha De Leon
Ms. Ellen Villate
 
ACTIVITIES IN 2013-2014

  1. Undergraduate Training in Community Nutrition (Community Nutrition Practicum)
    • Objective: To train senior Nutrition and Dietetics students in the field of Community Nutrition and Public Health and record valid data that will serve as references for future nutrition intervention or projects.

    Students are expected to:
    • Assess the nutrition status of households using the WHO-Child Growth Standards and BMI for Adults and obtain Household Baseline Information (HBI),
    • Identify the nature and magnitude of malnutrition in the community based on the analyzed and interpreted HBI data,
    • Make an intervention/care plan for families with malnourished children/members,
    • Plan, implement and evaluate micro-programs which are feasible and sustainable for the community,
    • Assist and cooperate in the on-going nutrition related nutrition activities in the community,
    • Generate/mobilize human, material and financial resources for CNP programs, projects and activities, and
    • Produce a written report of accomplishments.

    It is a 250 hour practical training for senior Nutrition and Dietetics Students. They were assigned in 9 barangays in Laguna and 2 barangays in Quezon City. They have done several nutrition interventions such as: family care plan in nutrition, nutrition education activities, nutrition assessment and evaluation. A total of 235 students undergone the training.

  2. Nutrition and Health Kiddie Class

    Nutrition and Health Kiddie Class (NHKC) is the flagship program of NFP. NHKC aims to teach children 3-4 years old Nutrition and Health. It is a class done twice or three times a week in a daycare center. Mother Coordinators are volunteers trained by NFP teach in the class.

    Lessons Learned from NHKC
    • Food and Health
    • Go, Grow at Glow Foods
    • Malnutrition
    • Vitamin A
    • Iron
    • Iodine
    • Good Manners
    • 5 senses
    • Numbers and letters

    There were 939 total graduates in 11 areas in Quezon City and 14 areas in Alaminos, Laguna.

  3. Nutrition Kiddie Class

    This is a joint partnership with Children International Inc. Manila with 6-11 year old students who are sponsored children of the said organization (Children International, Manila).

    Lessons learned in NKC
    • Go, Grow and Glow Foods
    • Malnutrition
    • Hidden Hunger
    • Good Manners
    • Hygiene
    • De-worming
    • Environment and effects of smoking

    NFP is part of the planning, monitoring and evaluation program: Development of Modules and activity sheets; Activity Sheets; Monitoring of Classes and the facilitation of the Focus Group Discussion. NFP is also part of the monitoring and evaluation of the program. There were 351 students who have graduated in the program.

  4. Training Programs
    1. Training for Volunteer Facilitators of the Nutrition and Health Kiddie Class and Nutrition Kiddie Class. They were trained on classroom management, and module implementation.
    2. Volunteer training for Public Health Nutrition
    3. Red Cross Australian Volunteer Partnership

  5. Seminars and Symposium
    1. 54th Nutrition Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. Anniversary
      “A seminar was given by our Chairman-President Dr. Rodolfo F. Florentino
      “CURRENT NUTRITION CONCERNS IN THE PHILIPPINES: WHAT CAN WE DO?”

    2. Guest Speaker at Children International Event during Nutrition Month
      “NHKC cum supplementary feeding and growth monitoring: An innovative strategy during natural calamities”

    3. AFP Savings and Loan Association- Healthy Lifestyle
       
    4. Mothers of Iglesia ni Cristo- Q.C. – Healthy Lifestyle
       
    5. TV Guesting and Appearances for Nutrition

  6. Dr. Juan Salcedo Memorial Lecture

    1. “Nutrition in the Emergencies”
      Ms. Florinda Panlilio, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, NNC-Region 3 (Central Luzon).

    2. “Community Management of the Acute Malnutrition”
      Dr. Martin R. Parreño, National Program Officer (Nutrition) UN-WFP Phils.

    3. The Memorial Lecture: “Nutrition in the Face of Climate Change”
      Dr. Willibald Zeck, Chief, Health and Nutrition Section, UNICEF Phils.

  7. Nutrition Networking

    1. National Nutrition Council - NCR
      • Member of the Regional Management Group
      • Participation in the planning in the Nutrition activities in the region
      • NFP to support activities of the NNC-NCR

    2. Nutrition Research Information Network (NUTRINET)

      • Consortium of libraries, research and development, academic and other special institutions on nutrition and related fields
      • Member, Technical working group
      • Donated Books to the Library of NEUST

    3. Philippine Coalition of Advocates of Nutrition Security (PHILCAN)
      • One of the founding members of the new PHILCAN (formerly KAIN)
      • NFP as Secretary of PHILCAN

    4. Member of the following Associations:
      • Federation of Asian Nutrition Societies (FANS)
      • International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS)
      • South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Network (SEA PHN Network)

    5. SEA PHN Network
      • A collaboration among nutrition societies/associations in the Region dedicated to promoting public health among the population and alleviating malnutrition
      • Establish an interactive network among PH nutritionists in SEA Region; promote periodic exchange of experiences, activities, share data and information on nutrition.


 
 
 
 
updated:2015-03-20